Rumor: ‘Star Wars’ Movies from ‘Game of Thrones’ Creators May Head to The Old Republic

/Film | 3/19/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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After Star Wars Episode 9 hits theaters this winter, we don’t know what’s coming next on the big screen from the galaxy far, far away. Director Rian Johnson has a new Star Wars trilogy he’s working on, and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have another (supposed) trilogy that will be completely separate from the primary saga and the aforementioned developing trilogy. But now we might have an idea of what Benioff and Weiss will give us, and if this rumor is true, it’s right up their alley.

Star Wars News Net has heard that the Star Wars trilogy from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will take place during the time of the Old Republic. They have a single source who provided proof that they’ve worked on every Star Wars film since Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, and this source specifically said that they are “95% confident this is accurate.” Having said that, make sure we take this idea of a Star Wars Old Republic movie series with a grain of salt.

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The source said they were “approached about working on the next movie this Autumn. It is not the Rian Johnson trilogy, it is the Game of Thrones guys’ first movie, and it is set during the Old Republic, as Disney wants to open up the Star Wars timeline and appeal to a more ‘Game of Thrones‘ style audience.” And if you know anything about the stories Star Wars fans have consumed that take place during this time period, you know that Benioff and Weiss are the perfect people to bring that timeline to life.

The new Star Wars trilogy would be set hundreds of years prior to the Skywalker saga. That’s not quite as far back as the popular video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, one...
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