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Some big things are on the horizon in the galaxy far, far away. Hot off the blockbuster success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as the recent trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, it looks like the Star Wars franchise has just taken yet another significant step forward by pulling talent from Westeros. That's right; we have officially learned that Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been tapped for a brand new set of Star Wars films.
The Star Wars franchise was already fairly stacked with Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Episode IX, and Rian Johnson's recently-announced trilogy that will take the action away from the Skywalker clan. Now David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to step to write and produce a series of new Star Wars films (seemingly also separate from the main saga) that will similarly explore new corners of the Star Wars galaxy. The duo is primarily known for its work on HBO's hit series Game of Thrones, and it seems that Benioff and Weiss will get to work on the new Star Wars films as soon as Game of Thrones finishes its final season.
The possibility of a brand new series of Star Wars movies raises some obvious questions about where and when these stories could take place in the overarching Star Wars lore. Reports have swirled about a variety of solo projects in recent months, ranging from an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie to the long-rumored Boba Fett movie. With so many characters waiting to potentially get a spinoff movie (Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian is a new fan-favorite after that Solo Super Bowl trailer), David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have virtually limitless resources to adapt in this world.
Then again, it's entirely possible that this new series of movies might not have a connection to any existing characters in the films or Expanded Universe. Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has already made it entirely clear that he isn't using any existing Star Wars mythology to create his upcoming trilogy, so it's within the realm of possibility to assume that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss could do the same.
CinemaBlend will bring you more updates related to these new Star Wars movies (as well as any other developments in the Star Wars franchise) as more information is made available to us; as of this announcement, no release dates for these new films have been revealed. For now, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still in theaters, and you can catch Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters later this year on May 25.