DB Weiss and David Benioff are swapping dragons for Jedis – and it could be just the shake-up the space franchise needs
Are Star Wars’ nights heading into territory that is a lot more dark and full of terrors? The news that Game of Thrones showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff are to pen the next-but-one film in the franchise (following Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker) may have fans of the Starks and Targaryens wondering if Obi-Wan Kenobi is about to be revealed as a dragon whisperer, or Luke Skywalker brought back from the dead by a disciple of R’hllor.
The reality is that the most famous tropes of Game of Thrones were present and correct in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels long before the show arrived on telly. It seems unlikely they will be carried over into the new Star Wars film, set to be released in 2022, though it would also be foolish to imagine that Weiss and Benioff haven’t learned a thing or two about the dramatic power of bloodthirsty betrayal.
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