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Game of Thrones show runners have left Star Wars trilogy to work on Netflix projects

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have abandoned plans to work on a trilogy of Star Wars movies. “There are only so many hours in the day and we felt that we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects, & # 39; the pair to tell Deadline. "So we unfortunately leave."

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Benioff and Weiss recently signed a $ 200 million multi-year contract with Netflix to produce exclusive content. The decision to walk away from the Star Wars universe means that the output of the pair for the foreseeable future will be exclusively under the Netflix umbrella.

"David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers," said Lucas Film President Kathleen Kennedy. “We hope to include them in the journey ahead if they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars. "

"We love Star Wars, "The statement of Benioff and Weiss continues." When George Lucas built it, he also built us. Talk about it Star Wars with him and the power Star Wars team was the sensation of your life, and we will always be indebted to the saga that has changed everything. "

It is unclear if Disney plans to continue with the trilogy that Benioff and Weiss were planning, but the company has a lot of Star Wars projects on its slate. Another Star Wars trilogy The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is still in the making, while Kevin Feige, producer of Marvel Cinematic Universe, is developing another film and launching Disney + next month with live-action series The Mandalorian. Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker will of course also be released in December and Ewan McGregor will repeat his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for an upcoming Disney + series.

Disney declined to comment further The edge on his future Star Wars plan.