Game of Thrones showrunners behind next Star Wars film
May 18 2019
The live-action episodic creativity won't end there, however, at least based on comments made by Disney CEO Bob Iger during a Q&A at a recent media event.
Though Iger declined to give further details at an event in NY.
Last week, Disney announced the dates for its three new "Star Wars" movies being December 16, 2022; December 20, 2024; and December 18, 2026.
The second series now in the works for Disney+ is an untitled project focusing on Rogue One character Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), described as an espionage thriller, from The Americans writer Stephen Schiff, which is set to begin production sometime later this year. "We're not saying anything more about that [right now]".
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss who are the brains behind Game of Thrones tv series are to supervise a new "Star Wars" movie slated for release in 2022.
We need something to watch once Episode IX has left theaters, after all - and we're hoping the first show or two won't land until the service has expanded to the United Kingdom and beyond. But if anyone has an idea of the general direction Disney+ is heading, it would be Iger. What Iger says usually goes. The project was on-again, off-again, on-again until Lucasfilm botched the release and marketing of Solo: A Star Wars Story. The first of those new films will fall under the direction and watchful eyes of Benioff and Weiss following their Game of Thrones success. The two could very well revitalize the Star Wars franchise. An Obi-Wan Kenobi series would fit right in with that roster.
"Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting", Kennedy said.
The Mandalorian will be premiering when Disney+, Disney's streaming service, launches in November.