Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write More New Star Wars Films

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The Star Wars universe just keeps getting bigger! Lucasfilm has announced yet another new batch of Star Wars films, to be written and produced by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Yes, that’s separate from both the Skywalker saga (which will conclude in 2019 with Episode IX) and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s recently announced trilogy of films exploring a whole other corner of the galaxy far, far away.

Interestingly, the official announcement refers to Weiss and Benioff’s project as a “series” of films and Johnson’s as a “trilogy,” so it’s unclear how many they will make.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in the official announcement. “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 ...