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Game of Thrones showrunners announce exit from Star Wars trilogy project



Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss seem to be having a rough week. Like we recently reported, the pair made some major revelations at their panel discussion at the Austin Film Festival, and now we have another news from them. David and Dan have announced that they are no longer working on the next Star Wars trilogy. Read on!

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, David and Dan revealed that they were stepping away from the next Star Wars trilogy that they were given the charge of, to focus on their deal with Netflix. Check it out:

“We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything. But there are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects. So we are regretfully stepping away.”

David and Dan were going to helm the next trilogy in the Star Wars Universe, with the first film expected to arrive at the end of 2022. Since that, the two signed on a multimillion dollar deal with Netflix, making it their new home after HBO.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy also gave a statement:

“David Benioff and Dan Weiss are incredible storytellers. We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars.”

Well, while there’s a good chance the two might return to the franchise, it will largely depend on how well received their Netflix projects are, especially after the backlash the two faced for Game of Thrones. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments below!

The cast of Game of Thrones consisted of a host of highly talented actors. Some of them had their careers set up by the show. They sort of grew up with the series, like Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark). Others were already famous and highly decorated, like Lena Headey, who played the villainous Lion Queen Cersei Lannister.

Lena Headey, who has also starred in famous movies like 300 and Dredd, is now set to join the Marvel Universe. She will voice Thea, the wife of Dr Gabriel (Luke Wilson) in Marvel’s upcoming animated series New-Gen. The show is a futuristic sci-fi fantasy involving kids being infected with nanotechnology, superhuman powers, robotic insects, and time travel.


Headey’s character Thea is as powerful as her husband, Dr Gabriel. She is a caretaker with levitation and clairvoyant abilities. She is strong-willed and passionate in her actions but possesses a motherly instinct.

Earlier, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark) had joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They were pit in a love triangle in the upcoming movie The Eternals. Maisie Williams has also starred in Marvel’s The New Mutants.

What do you think about another Game of Thrones member joining the Marvel Universe? Tell us in the comments below!

Game of Thrones had a host of highly talented artists in its cast and crew. Some of them joined very young, and grew up with the series, like Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Some were already famous before appearing on Game of Thrones, like veteran actor Aidan Gillen.

Gillen brought such charm and mystery to his character Petyr Baelish, the audience was forced to love and hate him at the same time. Aidan is now set to appear in Irish crime drama Kin.

The series comes from international TV division of Joker producer Bron Studios and The Man In The High Castle producer Headline Pictures. Irish public broadcaster RTÉ and Scandinavian streamer Viaplay have gathered an excellent cast for the show. The cast also includes Daredevil’s Charlie Cox, Clare Dunne (Herself), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Outlander) and Emmett Scanlan (Guardians of the Galaxy).

The series is based on the story of a fictional Dublin family embroiled in a gang war. It describes how the family endured the war due to their unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Aidan Gillen had appeared in another crime-drama Peaky Blinders earlier. He did a fantastic job as Aberama Gold. The multi-talented actor also appeared in a music video earlier this year.

Gillen is sure to shine in the upcoming crime drama. What do you think of the series? Tell us in the comments below!

Very often we idolize celebrities from our favourite shows and movies. When we think of them, their lifestyle, their riches and wardrobe glistens in front of our eyes. We as fans want to be like them, but sometimes forget the struggles they’ve been through to get there. Game of Thrones macho man, Jason Momoa, is one of the most down-to-earth actors one has ever seen. In an interview with InStyle, the actor talked about his struggles in real life.

I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” he said. “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.” Things got better for him after being cast as the Aquaman in Justice League. His solo movie Aquaman solidified his position as a great actor.

The 41-year-old actor also talked about being bullied when young. “I got beat up a lot,” he said. “Just for being slightly different—it was gnarly. I mean, I wore Birkenstocks in middle school, and it was like, ‘You are a freak!’”

It is tough to imagine, someone who played the fierce Khal Drogo had to face bullying at school. Also, the interview proves the fact that celebrities have real-life problems too. You can be broke even if you’re famous.

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Jason Momoa is set to appear in the highly awaited movie Dune. What do you think of Momoa’s rise to success? Talk to us in the comments below!


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