“Game of Thrones” Creators to Direct Next “Star Wars” Installment

Game of Thrones may be coming to an end, but its creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be pretty busy once it wraps up.

It was announced that Disney hired the duo to work on the next Star Wars installment, due to be released in 2022.

Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed their involvement during the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit: “We’re hard at work already, but we felt three years was the proper amount of time to not only take a breather and reset but to gear up for the next film’s release. We did a deal with David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and the next movie that we release will be theirs,” said Iger.

This film will hit the theaters on December 16, 2022, and it will be the first in the series of three new entries into the franchise. The next two sequels are set to be released in 2024 and 2026, and their plot is still under wraps.