David Benoiff and D.B. Weiss have their hands full.
Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and after 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker D.B. Weiss will soon be going from swords to light sabers when they will helm the next Star Wars movie, it’s official.
Chairman Bob Iger publicized on Tuesday how those puzzle pieces fit together, we already knew Disney had signed the pair up for a Star Wars adventure. We also knew Disney had an unnamed Star Wars movie penciled in for 2022.
During the MoffettNathanson 6th Annual Media & Communications Summitin New York Iger said, “The next movie that we release will be theirs, and we’re not saying more about that.”
Iger said he hasn’t seen the ended Rise of Skywalker yet, but he imagines it will be tremendously popular. He said it would be smart “to take a bit of a hiatus” after the film’s release.
Disney settled on three years as the proper amount of time for a break. That’s how we done with 2022 as the next Star Wars film release date, though in the meantime to keep fans engaged Disney Plus streaming television shows.
Benioff and Weiss are wrapping up what has been a largely triumphant eight-season run on Game of Thrones, but their storytelling decisions during the final episodes have triggered disapproval from some fans of the show.
Disgruntled audiences took to Twitter to suggest the pair, known informally as “D&D,” might ruin Star Wars.
— 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 ☾ (@MysaTheLesbian) May 14, 2019
— Christian Lemus (@DerelictAdvent) May 14, 2019
These kind of gestures show the depth of feelings around beloved franchises like Game of Thrones and Star Wars. We’ve seen the online wrath fans can rain down when they get disappointed.
The preemptive anger on Twitter around Benioff and Weiss taking on Star Wars feels a lot like shaking your fist at an uncertain future. Maybe you don’t like what Daenerys did. Maybe you wanted a different destiny for your Game of Thrones favorites. Does that mean D&D’s Star Wars vision will suck? We’ll have to wait until 2022 to find out.