'Game of Thrones' Writers Are Ditching an Unbelievable 'Star Wars' Opportunity

October 29, 2019

Fans will have to wait for any future “Star Wars” material after “Rise of Skywalker” hits theaters. The “Game of Thrones” screenwriters have passed up an incredible future “Star Wars” opportunity.

Originally expected to jump on a new “Star Wars” era after “Rise of Skywalker” hits theaters in December, screenwriters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have decided to call it quits on the idea. The original idea was to usher in a post-Skywalker era of the saga. Unfortunately, they're just too booked up.

“We love Star Wars,” the two said in a statement. “When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”

However, due to their signing a “nine figure deal” with Netflix, they’re going to have to put all other projects on hold.

“There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects,” the two said to Deadline. “So we are regretfully stepping away.”

The pair benefited from the hugely popular “Game of Thrones” series they wrote for HBO based on the novels by George R. R. Martin.

“Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” is set to hit theaters in December with an impressive runtime of two hours and 35 minutes.