David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Don’t Have Time For “Star Wars”

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford "Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope." Photo by Lucasfilm/Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5886297bq)

It appears as though Netflix may be the downfall of Star Wars.

Let us explain…

In August, Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, signed an overall deal with Netflix. 

The agreement, which is reportedly worth a 9-digit figure, will allow the pair to write, produce, and direct both series and films. 

But, as exciting as that deal was, it has now apparently forced D&D to pull out of another exciting project — Star Wars.

Benioff and Weiss had been hired to create the new trilogy in the franchise that would succeed The Skywalker Saga that wraps up this year. 

“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,” the duo said in a statement. “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.”

Time will tell whether this setback will postpone the new Star Wars trilogy which was set to commence in 2022.