Why did I say hinted twice (now technically three times now)? Because while a lot of Sites are saying it’s confirmed, I’m holding back. Because while they did say that they were working on three films, who’s too say they are all Star Wars films?
So far all we know about David Benioff and Dan Weiss’ Star Wars films is that they will writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films. And that these new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the other spin off trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today, 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.”
– Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”
– Benioff and Weiss, in a joint statement
Now this new information comes from HBO President Casey Bloys when he tried to explain the delay of another show from Weiss and Benioff, Confederate. He tells TV Line:
“Dan and David are finishing up the final season [of Game of Thrones] and then they are going to go into the Star Wars universe… When they come out of that, I assume they will come back to us.”
Bloys then goes on to drop this bit of information:
“The delay has to do with [the fact] that they were offered three movies.”
Just for a little bit of context, Confederate is said to be a show about an alternate timeline where the Confederacy won the American Civil War (a little similar to that of “The Man In The High Castle”) and the institution of slavery had never been abolished. The show actually caught a bit of stir with a controversy with “activists” (I put that in quotations, because it’s most likely be people on the internet making a mountain out of a molehill) saying that Benioff and Weiss can’t make a show about slavery because they’re white Americans. Though no Confederate scripts had been written yet according to Bloys last July.
If you’d like to read more on that, you can by following the link here.
The reason why I want to say hinted is because HBO President Casey Bloys was initially talking about Confederate, it’s controversy and it’s delay. Star Wars being mentioned was only a drop of information. This isn’t LucasFilm or David Benioff and Dan Weiss announcing it. It is however very likely (and realistic) that Bloys has had meetings with both Benioff and Weiss over Confederate. Meetings happen, production is discussed. This is what happens in the industry. And they can’t go ahead with one project (Confederate) because they are working on another (A series of Star Wars films).
“Dan and David are finishing up the final season [of Game of Thrones] and then they are going to go into the Star Wars universe.” “When they come out of that, I assume they will come back to us.”
– Casey Bloys informing TVLine Friday
Are we getting another trilogy perhaps, another three films? Possibly. It sounds highly likely, but until it comes from LucasFilm or David Benioff and Dan Weiss, it’s not properly confirmed. And we’ll just have to wait and see what their films will be all about. I know there are fans hoping that it’ll be set during the era of the Old Republic. But don’t hold your breathe, try not to think about what it is or what it could be? Just think: New Star Wars. Because if it turns out to be set during the Old Republic, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised and if not, you won’t be disappointed either.
Written by: Connor Heggie