David Benioff & D.B. Weiss' films,  George Lucas

Report: Benioff and Weiss’ canceled Star Wars films were about the origins of the Jedi, George Lucas was consulted


From Variety:

“[…] On Monday, “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss became the latest high-profile talents to part ways with the “Star Wars” universe before their movies hit theaters. […]

Benioff and Weiss had ambitious plans to take the “Star Wars” universe in a new direction, one that would exist apart from the Skywalker family saga that comprised the franchise’s centerpiece nine-film series. The “Star Wars” period the pair was interested in exploring was how the Jedi came to exist. However, Lucasfilm executives and the creators begin to see their visions for the films diverge during meetings last summer. […]”

From The Hollywood Reporter:

“Sometime this past summer, David Benioff and Dan Weiss took their families to Italy. It was partly a vacation, but the Game of Thrones showrunners were also visiting Star Wars creator George Lucas there, doing research for the trilogy of films they were set to oversee after wrapping HBO’s Emmy-winning fantasy drama.

Now, a few months later, those plans are as much in ruins as King’s Landing.[…]”


  • Stefan K

    I know that I have posted similar comments elsewhere on this site, but still:
    I read the rumour that the original ST concepts by GL also involved Luke exploring the origins of the Jedi, the Force etc. If true, this would have been in line with GL’s idea of a more philosophical central theme for the ST.
    Hence, the central idea of Benioff’s and Weiss’s trilogy as well as GL’s involvment seem quite natural.

    P.s.: What did GL do in Italy? 🙂 Probably on vacation?

    • Alexrd

      It was confirmed by Lucas that it would deal with the Whills. Never heard about the origins of the Jedi, but it’s a possibility since Luke would be in a sabbatical on the first Jedi Temple.

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