Big day for Disney news, y’ all. Fresh off the expose that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are establishing a brand-new Star Wars movie trilogy, Disney CEO Bob Iger talked to financiers on the quarterly profits call and exposed a handful of brand-new updates about the business and, in specific, exactly what’s developing at Lucasfilm.
Back in November, we discovered that Disney is establishing a live-action Star Wars series to heading their brand-new streaming service together with TELEVISION adjustments of other familiar titles Monsters Inc. and High School Musical, and throughout today’s call, Iger exposed that they’re establishing more than one Star Wars series for the brand-new streaming platform (though he did not clarify if those other series were animated or live-action) which they’re going to be revealing the imaginative group behind one of those models earlier than later on.
“We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct to consumer app. We’ve mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the interties that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn’t completely closed, we can’t be specific about that… I think you’ll find the level of talent … on the television front will be rather significant as well.”
Iger likewise provided some updates on the brand-new Benioff and Weiss task, describing that Lucasfilm has actually remained in talks with the filmmakers for a long time and, in spite of their qualifications as the developers of among the most effective TELEVISION programs of perpetuity, they never ever had an interest in producing a Star Wars series for the platform. No, they are focused “on a point in time in the Star Wars mythology,” states Iger, something that will be music to the ears of fans wishing for an Old Republic trilogy.
” Their interest remained in producing a series of movies that are Star Wars– based and we’ve really been speaking to them for a long period of time. To my understanding, they didn’t reveal interest in producing a series. They have a concept for a variety of movies and at some later date, I’m sure we’ll reveal to all you simply exactly what those are. They are concentrated on a time in the Star Wars folklore and taking it from there.”
The last season of Game of Thrones is set to air in 2019, and while Benioff and Weiss prepared to proceed to their alt-history program Confederate, I would not be amazed if the debate put that task down for the count and unlocked for a Star Wars trilogy.Related youtube video: (not from post)