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Star Wars Rumor: 'Game of Thrones' Showrunners' Movie Being Shot This Fall and Will Explore the Old Republic

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have turned George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series of novels into one of the most successful shows of the decade with Game of Thrones. The narrative's rich lore and mythology has captivated huge audiences year after year, with the storytelling, characters, and relationships drawing in viewers who are sometimes reluctant to witness fantasy epics. Last year, Lucasfilm announced that the pair would collaborate together to develop a new series of Star Wars films, with a recent report claiming that the duo could begin production on their first film before the end of the year and that it will focus on the Old Republic era of the saga.

Over at Star Wars News Net, a source who has reportedly worked on every Disney Star Wars film confirmed that they were “approached about working on the next movie this Autumn. It is not the Rian Johnson trilogy, it is the Game of Thrones guys’ first movie, and it is set during the Old Republic, as Disney wants to open up the Star Wars timeline and appeal to a more Game of Thrones style audience.”

This time period has only briefly been mentioned in official Star Wars canon, though Legends stories like Tales of the Jedi are set during this time. One of the most popular depictions of the time period is in the Knights of the Old Republic video game series.

Given Benioff and Weiss' skills at exploring more primitive civilizations and mystical elements as seen in Game of Thrones, most Star Wars fans assumed their films would take place in this time period, which pre-dates the Clone Wars by roughly a thousand years.

Star Wars News Net's source also described the setting of the upcoming film as follows: "So the timeline is hundreds of years prior to the Skywalkers, so think almost Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings.”

The future of the Star Wars franchise is full of speculation, as the only upcoming confirmed film is Star Wars: Episode IX on December 20th. Prior to the announcement of Benioff and Weiss' films, Lucasfilm also revealed that Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson would be developing a trilogy of films. Given that Johnson's projects were announced first, some assumed his films would take priority, though with Game of Thrones having officially concluded, it sounds as though the duo's schedule has cleared up more than Johnson's, who is currently in post-production on his film Knives Out.

https://comicbook.com/starwars/2019/03/19/star-wars-old-republic-game-of-thrones-david-benioff-db-weiss/



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Excellent news for sure, if true, and Star Wars News Net has a history of being reliable with leaks. The GoT producers/writers are perfect for exploring the Old Republic era. It is also really nice to hear that Disney wants to open up the universe a bit more with a more mature take on Star Wars. Hope we are actually looking at an R rated Star Wars movie here, as Disney is becoming more an more open to allowing R rated movies in recent years, with Disney saying they were open to future R rated Deadpool movies, and rumors of an R rated Blade movie by Disney.



Interesting. I've never really given GOT a chance, mostly because when it come to passive entertainment I'm not into "dungeons and dragons shit". The few eps I did see were of high quality though, and a change at the creative helm, as well as the setting could be a huge positive for Star Wars. Worth a shot. As it is, I have little doubt I won't be watching Episode IX.



Chinese food for breakfast

 

To be fair, GoT's greatest strengths and moments come straight from Martin's books. When D&D took over, like in season 7, it became more of your generic turn-your-brain-off fantasy epic. Do we really need more "Solo"-like movies in the Star Wars universe?



 

 

 

 

 

shikamaru317 said:

Excellent news for sure, if true, and Star Wars News Net has a history of being reliable with leaks. The GoT producers/writers are perfect for exploring the Old Republic era. It is also really nice to hear that Disney wants to open up the universe a bit more with a more mature take on Star Wars. Hope we are actually looking at an R rated Star Wars movie here, as Disney is becoming more an more open to allowing R rated movies in recent years, with Disney saying they were open to future R rated Deadpool movies, and rumors of an R rated Blade movie by Disney.

Wow...you sure like R Rated movies.  Haha.  Don't get your hopes up for a similar take on Star Wars.  Most of the R elements in Game of Thrones are because that's the way George R. Martin wrote them. But who knows, maybe you'll get your wish.  If it serves the plot I might be okay with that decision, but if it's just for shock value I'd rather they stay PG-13. 



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Done with Star Wars until something changes
I want people who make Star Wars to realize the Star Wars-galaxy is not our galaxy



Nothing to see here, move along

super_etecoon said:
shikamaru317 said:

Excellent news for sure, if true, and Star Wars News Net has a history of being reliable with leaks. The GoT producers/writers are perfect for exploring the Old Republic era. It is also really nice to hear that Disney wants to open up the universe a bit more with a more mature take on Star Wars. Hope we are actually looking at an R rated Star Wars movie here, as Disney is becoming more an more open to allowing R rated movies in recent years, with Disney saying they were open to future R rated Deadpool movies, and rumors of an R rated Blade movie by Disney.

Wow...you sure like R Rated movies.  Haha.  Don't get your hopes up for a similar take on Star Wars.  Most of the R elements in Game of Thrones are because that's the way George R. Martin wrote them. But who knows, maybe you'll get your wish.  If it serves the plot I might be okay with that decision, but if it's just for shock value I'd rather they stay PG-13. 

I can live with them aiming for PG-13, same as the other 4 Disney era Star Wars movies so far, but it would be nice to see an actual adult oriented Star Wars series for once, without anything aimed at kids, be it Porgs, Jar Jar, or Ewoks. The fact that the leaker specifically says that Disney wants to expand the universe and win over fans of Game of Thrones does seem to suggest that Disney wants this to be a mature movie, as Game of Thrones is about as mature as you can get, nudity galore, rape, graphic violence, language, it has it all. I doubt that Disney would ever be willing to go the same extremes as Game of Thrones in terms of sexual content, as that would get them an NC-17 rating instead of an R rating probably, but I could see them aiming for GoT levels of violence, afterall, the wars between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire were some of the deadliest in Star Wars history.  The acts of evil perpetrated by the Sith in the current Star Wars movies are nothing by comparison, as there was pretty much only 2 Sith at any time due to the rule of 2, but that ruledidn't exist in the Old Republic era, there were thousands of Sith in the Sith Empire, leading hundreds of thousands of Sith Troopers. 



melbye said:
Done with Star Wars until something changes
I want people who make Star Wars to realize the Star Wars-galaxy is not our galaxy

Rebellion vs Empire was always an analogue for our galaxy.  That's the way stories work.



haxxiy said:
To be fair, GoT's greatest strengths and moments come straight from Martin's books. When D&D took over, like in season 7, it became more of your generic turn-your-brain-off fantasy epic. 

This. The GoT producers are actually pretty bad, and got famous only thanks to the great source material. Everything they did themselves (more and more stuff after season 4) has been sub-par and sometimes even embarrassing (so much plot holes in the last seasons...).

Give them something great already written and ask them to follow it exactly, and they will do something good. If you tell them to create something, you can expect something pretty bad. 



Faelco said:
haxxiy said:
To be fair, GoT's greatest strengths and moments come straight from Martin's books. When D&D took over, like in season 7, it became more of your generic turn-your-brain-off fantasy epic. 

This. The GoT producers are actually pretty bad, and got famous only thanks to the great source material. Everything they did themselves (more and more stuff after season 4) has been sub-par and sometimes even embarrassing (so much plot holes in the last seasons...).

Give them something great already written and ask them to follow it exactly, and they will do something good. If you tell them to create something, you can expect something pretty bad. 

Can't do any worse than Rian Johnson did at least. I still can't believe that Disney is giving him a trilogy as well. 

Hopefully they follow the source material from the Legends depiction of the Old Republic pretty closely, so that they don't make too many mistakes. The Old Republic era of the Legends timeline is one of the few areas of the old EU/Legends that wasn't a total mess, it was actually extremely good.