Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger confirmed today during the MoffetNathanson Media & Communications summit that the first Star Wars film to be released post-Skywalker saga will come from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners of Game of Thrones.
“We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who are famous for Game of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs,” Iger said. “And we’re not saying anything more about that.”
During the summit, Iger discussed the future of the Star Wars franchise in both film and television. Currently, two Star Wars shows are in the works for the new streaming platform, Disney+, but the company is planning on waiting three years between the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the next Star Wars film from Benioff and Weiss. Iger said the break was a deliberate choice on the part of the company, following the latest trilogy and two spinoff films, Solo and Rogue One.
“[We thought] it would be smart for us to take a bit of a hiatus while we figure out what’s next. Now, we’re not going to wait until [The Rise of Skywalker] is released and start figuring it out, we’re actually hard at work doing that already,” he said. “The conclusion that we reached was that three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset, but to really gear up for the next film’s release.”
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will wrap up the Skywalker saga this December. After a hiatus, Star Wars will return December 2022. You can find out more about Disney’s release schedule here.Powered by Sidelines