GAME OF THRONES Show Creators Out For Their Planned STAR WARS Trilogy

After STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER releases this December, the next Star Wars movie was going to debut in 2022 and be helmed by GAME OF THRONES show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The duo was said to have a planned Trilogy of new Star Wars films, too.

Well that's not happening now.

The two creators have released a statement confirming they are stepping away from the Star Wars universe. Here's their statement, via THR:

"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. But 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."

And here's Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy's response:

"David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.”

The timing of all this sucks as the fantastic looking latest trailer for THE MANDALORIAN just dropped hours prior to this news. 

Now, it'll be interesting to see if writer and director Rian Johnson's trilogy of movies gets pushed up into the 2022 release timeframe, or if Marvel Studios president and Marvel CCO Kevin Feige's planned Star Wars movie project gets the fast-track treatment now.