'Game of Thrones' creators to spearhead new 'Star Wars' film series

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These ten directors should be just some of the few that Disney and Lucasfilm should consider for these new Star Wars films from Benioff and Weiss.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said the two are some of the best storytellers working today.

On the earnings call where Disney CEO Bob Iger mentioned the series, The Hollywood Reporter quotes him saying, "We are close to being able to reveal at least one of the entities that is developing that for us".

"In the summer of 1977 we travelled to a galaxy far, far away, and we've been dreaming of it ever since", they said in a statement. No release dates have been set. They plan to get started on Star Wars when the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" is complete.

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Californian filmmaker George Lucas was 33 when he prepared to release his third feature - a far-fetched, slightly corny intergalactic saga of good and evil starring a sulky farm boy with daddy issues. "They are focused on a point in time in the "Star Wars" mythology and taking it from there".

Writer and producer team David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will move from the Seven Kingdoms to a galaxy far, far away.

The announcement sparked excitement - and some grumbling - among fans of "Game of Thrones", one of the most popular and talked-about cable shows in history, which begins its final, six-episode season in 2019. There are so many incredibly talented female directors, directors of color out there and so many I would love to see play in this universe ... However, fans can rest assured that there will be no shortage of "Star Wars" films and series in the coming years.