With all the negative press they’ve been getting this year, it must be hard to be David Benioff & David Weiss. After spending over a decade getting accolade after accolade, raking in millions of dollars, and coasting on possibly the biggest example of white privilege since Lena Dunham’s career, it seems that D&D might actually face a consequence. After rushing the final season of Game of Thrones into a massive wet fart of a finale, the two are no longer attached to the trilogy of films they were so eager to begin.
After much hullabaloo and unfounded excitement of the pair taking their…unique brand of storytelling into a galaxy far, far away, the two announced that they will no longer be working on the Star Wars trilogy they were announced to be producing back in 2018. Their now-defunct trilogy was going to be the first series set away from the “core” saga and the biggest addition to the franchise since the current trilogy began. That’s all down the tubes now as they claim they just don’t have enough time to handle all of their commitments, most prominently their nine-figure deal with Netflix. Of course, already online chatter has spread speculating that there could have been a loss of faith in D&D after the rather disastrous year they’ve had, as well as their recent panel in Austin where it was revealed that Game of Thrones was a house of lies built on sand. Disney isn’t known to be as lax as HBO with their properties, so the idea that they could approach Star Wars like their previous series was already laughable.
That’s all conjecture, however, and according to all parties, it was an amicable split, with Kathleen Kennedy even leaving the door open for them to come back at a later, less busy time. Because we just can’t have anything nice.