Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are no longer developing a Star Wars movie trilogy.

In a statement released late Monday, the pair cited their recent overall deal with Netflix as the same reasons for their outlet.” We adore Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us more. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the present Star Wars unit was the exhilarate of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that converted everything. But there are only so many hours in the working day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects. So “we il be” regretfully stepping away .”

In her own evidence, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy noted, “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the jaunt forward when they are able to step away from their hectic planned is concentrated in Star Wars.”

In 2018, prior to the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones going into production, Benioff and Weiss signed a deal with Disney to develop a new series of films. Some love and pundits of GoT subsequently condemned the transaction for the lackluster excellence of the HBO series’ final season, theorizing that Benioff and Weiss had already begun prioritizing Star Wars. Now, it appears that was all for naught.

Benioff and Weiss’ first Star Wars movie was due out in 2022, and was to be the first theatrical secrete following the conclusion of the Skywalker tale with this December’s Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. It’s unclear how Benioff and Weiss’ departure jolts Disney’s freeing planned, though there are still two other film projections in developing, one from Rian Johnson and another from Marvel psyche Kevin Feige.

News of Benioff and Weiss’ divergence arrived exactly hours after the latest trailer for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars line The Mandalorian.

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