The brand-new film trilogy was slated to launch in 2022 and was going to follow a post-Skywalker era.
“We love Star Wars, ” the pair told Deadline in a statement. “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 reformed everything.”
The reason for their retirement from the lot is their deal with Netflix. They simply don’t have the time to work on Star Wars right now, but the door is still open.
“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, ” they said. “So we are regretfully stepping away.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said, “David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journeying forward when they are able to step away from their hectic planned to focus on Star Wars.”
If you aren’t aware, Benioff and Weiss are the creators of HBO’s smash hit series Game of Thrones.
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