In the words of the great Aegon Targaryen (aka Jon Snow), there’s only one war that matters, and it is here.
Yes, the White Walkers are on the march, and they’re bringing with them an undead army the likes of which we’ve never seen before – I mean, they’ve even got a freaking dragon. And so begins the final season of Game of Thrones, which will be here before we know it, as it’s due to premiere on April 14th.
It’s no wonder then viewers are already counting down the days before they can catch back up with Jon, Arya and Daenerys Targaryen, and though we still have another full season to get through, it seems that most of the cast and crew have already begun to think about their post-Thrones lives.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss certainly have, at least. As you surely know, the duo will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, and today we’re learning that they’ve actually been offered three movies by the studio. Clearly, then, they’re cooking up a whole new trilogy for us, but details beyond that remain scarce.
Still, it’s nice to have confirmation on how many films they’ll be in charge of, as at the time of the initial announcement, we were just told they’d be working on “a series” of them. Of course, things could always change and if Lucasfilm ends up with a Solo level flop when the first effort from Benioff and Weiss hits theaters, they may rethink things. But for now, at least, you can expect three different movies from the Thrones masterminds.
So, while Benioff and Weiss have their Star Wars series firmly in place, folks are still feeling a little skeptical about whether Rian Johnson’s trilogy will ever see the light of day. The filmmaker himself has dismissed all that chatter about it being cancelled, but the rumors have persisted and quite frankly, it wouldn’t surprise us at all to see Lucasfilm scrap it.
But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Firstly, this current trilogy is in need of a conclusion, and it’ll get one when Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters on December 20th, 2019.