Game of Thrones may have ended on a controversial note, as fans did not appreciate the final season, the directors- David Benioff and D.B. Weiss may still be facing the brunt on a professional level.
According to a report by Collider, the duo have exited their deal with Disney and Lucasfilm to create a Star Wars trilogy all their own, that was supposed to hit the screens in 2022.
The pair released 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…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 president Kathleen Kennedy was equally gracious in her statement:
“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.”
Benioff and Weiss faced a lot of criticism over the downfall of Game of Thrones. A recent Twitter thread from the Austin Film Festival went viral, that showed their remarks on the show and George R.R., that weren’t in a good way.
Earlier in August, both Benioff and Weiss signed a massive nine-figure overall deal at Netflix, and the new report notes that their busy schedule is the reason given for exiting the Star Wars deal. Reports suggest that the exit is due to a packed schedule with the OTT platform. But plenty of precedent incidents suggest that Disney does not wants to mess things up and must have said, ‘not today’.