It was a treat-news, for all the couple of generations’ fans of Star Wars as well as Game Of Thrones, when Disney CEO announced a collaboration between Disney’s Lucasfilms and David Benioff, D.B. Weiss (Game Of Thrones’ showrunners). Everyone rightly predicted that it would be related to the upcoming Star Wars’ trilogy.
As GOT saw its conclusion this year, David & Weiss have moved to the filming of the prequel that’s upcoming for the fans. Now, reports flowing in suggest that the deal between Lucasfilms & GOT’s makers didn’t work out because of the time schedule. First part of the trilogy was aimed to release in 2022.
According to a report in Deadline, the duo said in a statement, “We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”
They added, “There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects. So we are regretfully stepping away.”
Lucasfilm’s president Kathleen Kennedy reacted to GOT’s makers’ response and said, “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.”