The next Star Wars movie hitting theaters in 2022 will be from Game of Thrones’ Benioff and Weiss

The next Star Wars trilogy hitting theaters beginning in 2022 will come from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today at Disney’s annual Upfronts event.

“It makes sense to take a hiatus,” after the release of The Rise of Skywalker this year, Iger said. “Three years is the proper amount of time to take a breather and reset but really gear up for the next film’s release. We did a deal with Benioff and Weiss, and the next movie will be theirs.”

Disney announced its slate of films for the next several years earlier in May, including three unnamed Star Wars films that are set for release in 2022, 2024, and 2026. While the company previously announced two new…

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Author: Chaim Gartenberg