Benioff and Weiss Are Behind 2022 Star Wars Film

Bob Iger confirmed it Tuesday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 14, 2019 5:11 PM CDT
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In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019, file photo, creator/executive producers David Benioff, left, and D. B. Weiss attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – A piece of the Star Wars puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss are working on the new Star Wars film expected in theaters in December 2022, the AP reports. The company had previously announced that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, separately, and Benioff and Weiss were working on new Star Wars films but it wasn't clear whose would come first. Both, however, are expected to be separate from the Skywalker saga which will wrap up this December with JJ Abrams' Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. "We did a deal with David Benioff and DB Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs," Iger said at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit in New York, per io9. "And we’re not saying anything more about that." (Read more Star Wars stories.)

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