'Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss tapped for 2020's new 'Star Wars' film
It’s official. The next Star Wars film is coming from the Game of Thrones showrunners — Speaking at a communications summit, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that the next Star Wars film will come from the much loved and hated (hate is such a harsh word) Emmy-winning Game of Thrones showrunners and NOT Rian Johnson.As part of the statement, Iger says “We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying anything more about that.”Interestingly, Iger’s announcement did not clarify if Benioff and Weiss have been tapped for just one film, a trilogy, and/or whether or not Benioff and Weiss’s previously announced Star Wars series is still on. Iger’s announcement also leaves the future of Rian Johnson’s previously announced saga completely up in the air.But on the heels of Disney’s revamped theatrical release schedule, we know Disney and Lucasfilm have planned THREE new Star Wars installments starting December 16, 2022, December 20, 2024, and concluding December 18, 2026. At the time, conventional wisdom led me to believe those dates were reserved for Rian Johnson’s saga and Benioff and Weiss’s series would be announced for a later date, possibly for Disney+.Nonetheless, Benioff and Weiss’s confirmation will undoubtedly be met with plenty of emotions depending on which stable you fall under.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Responds to the Idea of The Russo Brothers Doing Star Wars
Disney CEO Bob Iger responded to a fan on Twitter after they suggested the Avengers: Endgame directors take up Star Wars. — The Russo Brothers directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier in 2014. After doing an excellent job continuing Steve Rogers/Captain America's story the duo got to helm Captain America: Civil War which featured more prominent MCU players and would lay the groundwork for bigger Marvel ensemble casts. The Russo Brothers would get to direct Infinity War and Endgame to round out the Infinity Saga.
New 'Star Wars' Series Coming From 'Game of Thrones' Duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
The creators of HBO's Game of Thrones have been tapped to write and produce a new saga of Star Wars films. — Disney and LucasFilm pivoted Monday's breathtaking Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer announcing that an entirely new trilogy of "Star Wars" films are coming down the pike and they will be written and produced by the creators of HBO’s Emmy award-winning series Game of Thrones. Wow!
Rian Johnson to create new 'Star Wars' trilogy for Disney
Absolutely huge news coming out of the Mouse House on this Thursday. — Disney has closed a deal with director Rian Johnson to develop a new Star Wars trilogy without a Skywalker centric focus. Johnson was the director on the upcoming The Last Jedi. Johnson will direct another trio of Star Wars films.
Anthony and Joe Russo would "absolutely love to do a Star Wars film"
The directors of Avengers: Infinity War are interested in possibly directing a film in a galaxy far far away. — Anthony and Joe Russo played significant roles in the success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. Now they are directing Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled Avengers 4 film.
In Defence of the Star Wars Prequels
Notes before we begin: — 1. Some people are not going to agree with me. 2. There is absolutely no attempt at objectivity. 3. If you haven’t seen the Star Wars Prequels yet, beware, there are major SPOILERS ahead.
Three Names Remain in the Search for the Next Han Solo
The hunt for a worthy successor (kind of precursor) to Harrison Ford as the iconic Han Solo for the upcoming spin-off film has been narrowed down to three names.
Chewbacca to Feature in Han Solo Spin-Off Film
With the Star Wars machine rolling faster than it ever has before, with Rogue One well on its way and production on the next episode currently keeping the cast and crew busy, the Han Solo film is remaining a high priority.
Ron Howard on Why He Refused To Direct Star Wars and Superhero Movies
It is not everyday that you are offered to direct a Star Wars movie. Recently though, on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast, Ron Howard revealed that he was asked by George Lucas to direct Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. And he wasn't the only one.
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Colin Trevorrow Will Direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
It had been rumoured and now it's been made official. Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow has been announced as the director for Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019. The announcement came at D23 in Anaheim, California.
Benicio Del Toro Reportedly Offered Role in 'Star Wars: Episode VIII'
The Wrap is reporting that an offer has gone out to Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro to play the villain in director Rian Johnson’s upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Rumour: Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow to direct Star Wars: Episode IX
According to Heroic Hollywood, Disney and Lucasfilm will be officially announcing Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX during their Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic Con today.
Lucasfilm Release 'Star Wars' Official App
Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Set For May 2018 With ‘Lego Movie’ Directors
The LEGO Movie directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, will direct a Star Wars anthology pic starring Han Solo. Lawrence Kasdan — who wrote The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi and the upcoming The Force Awakens — will script the new picture with his son Jon Kasdan, who wrote and directed Sundance film, The First Time. The movie is set for May 25, 2018, with its story focussing on Solo’s days before he linked up with the rebel alliance.
Josh Trank Breaks His Silence on Why He Left 'Star Wars' Anthology Film
Josh Trank's departure from the second Star Wars Anthology film was the final straw in a sequence of rumours that had been floating round Hollywood regarding his role on the project.
Josh Trank Will Not Direct 'Star Wars' Spinoff, Exits Project
Rumours began to swirl when Josh Trank no showed the Star Wars Celebration in California two weeks ago. Executives from Disney claimed that Trank "woke up ill" on the morning of the event where it was expected he would unveil plans for his Star Wars spinoff movie.
Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams Talk About Their Star Wars …
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Composer Alexandre Desplat Will Score 'Star Wars' Spinoff 'Rogue One'
Oscar winning composer Alexandre Desplat has landed the gig of a lifetime as he will score the Gareth Edwards Star Wars spinoff movie, Rogue One. —
Secret Cinema Are Hosting a Screening of 'The Empire Strikes Back' in London This June
Secret Cinema have unveiled their plans for the screening event of the popular Star Wars movie, The Empire Strikes Back, this June in a secret location in London.