Disney have confirmed the first part of Star Wars' future on the big screen, with CEO Bob Iger revealing that the next film after this year's The Rise of Skywalker will come from David Benioff & D.B. Weiss.
Disney revealed a number of release dates up until 2027 last week, including three for untitled Star Wars films, with one to be released in December of 2022, 2024, and 2026. That led to a lot of speculation and a little bit of confusion, because Disney happen to have six films in the works post-Episode IX: a trilogy from Rian Johnson, and a trilogy from Benioff & Weiss. It was unclear which would be going ahead first, but now we know that it is the Game of Thrones creators', with Iger confirming it during a conference call Q&A (via Attractions).
While details of their series are yet to be revealed, a rumour from earlier this year posited that it would take place during the Old Republic era, which fits with expectations ever since they were announced to be writing Star Wars films. Given the divisiveness of Game of Thrones Season 8, a lot of fans might not be too happy that their trilogy is moving forward, but they've proved themselves great adapters and the Old Republic fits with their strengths.
What's still unclear is whether the 2024 movie will be the second in their trilogy, or if Disney will follow it up with the first in Johnson's new trilogy. While that remains to be seen, we do know that a new era for Star Wars will begin with a movie written by Benioff & Weiss, to be released on December 16, 2022.
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