Oman- 'Game of Thrones' creators to make new 'Star Wars' films

Oman- 'Game of Thrones' creators to make new 'Star Wars' films

HBO's Game of Thrones series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed on to join the Star Wars universe.

Winter is coming to a galaxy far, far away.

Benioff and Weiss are known for adapting George RR Martin's fantasy fiction book series A Game of Thrones into the TV series whose every episode's production bill runs into millions.

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today", added Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology, she added, will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in incredibly exciting ways.

Lucasfilm did not say how many movies would comprise the new series or announce release dates.

Disney is also developing "a few" "Star Wars" television series for an upcoming streaming service from the company, Chief Executive Bob Iger said on a conference call. Johnson recently said he wanted women and people of color to direct future "Star Wars" movies, saying, "Hell yes it's time!"


REUTERS/LucasfilmDaisy Ridley is Rey in a scene from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016), the first of three scheduled spin-off movies, also made more than $1 billion, raising hopes for the success of the next, "Solo: A Star Wars Story", which opens in May.

Star Wars has been in the news quite a bit lately.

This is after Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that they are now planning "a few" shows set in a galaxy far, far away, to be aired in their new streaming service.

USA entertainment trade daily The Hollywood Reporter says that Benioff and Weiss joining the Star Wars galaxy, and Game of Thrones' final season being pushed back to 2019, makes the future of the duo's controversial slave drama Confederate unclear.

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