Game of Thrones developers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, previously set for a Star Wars trilogy, discuss the canceled project. Originally slated for filming in 2019, they stepped away in October of that year due to creative differences with Lucasfilm over the storyline.

"We aimed to explore The First Jedi, delving into the origins of the Jedi Order, the reasons behind its existence, and the creation of the first lightsaber," explained Benioff. Weiss chimed in, expressing frustration with Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi," as it clashed with their intended title.

Benioff continued, "Lucasfilm opted out of a First Jedi narrative. Despite our specific vision, they chose a different direction. We respect their decision; we weren't the droids they sought."

The director of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is set to write and direct a Dawn of the Jedi film for Lucasfilm, potentially exploring a concept akin to Benioff and Weiss' vision. Jon Favreau, creator of The Mandalorian, will direct a Star Wars movie titled The Mandalorian & Grogu, beginning production in 2024. Dave Filoni, Ahsoka creator and Lucasfilm Chief Creative Officer, is reportedly working on a Star Wars film featuring Mandalorian characters. Additionally, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will direct a new film bringing back Daisy Ridley as Rey.

 

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Initiate a Fresh Adaptation

Benioff and Weiss return with a TV series adaptation, "3 Body Problem," set to debut on Netflix in March. The cast includes Game of Thrones actors Liam Cunningham and John Bradley in prominent roles, as showcased in the recently released trailer.

Benioff and Weiss' latest series, "3 Body Problem," is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on March 21, 2024.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter