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Inside sources reveal Game of Thrones showrunners quit Star Wars over “divided attention and toxic fandom”



Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are having a tough week, to say the least. First, we saw their trainwreck of an panel interview at the Austin Film Festival. Following that, we heard that the two had left their upcoming Star Wars trilogy project. Now, a new report now says that there might be more to why the two aren’t going to be involved with that project anymore. Read on!

David Benioff and Dan Weiss recently announced that they’re stepping away from the Star Wars trilogy that they were going to be writing and producing, citing their commitment to Netflix and the lack of time to do justice to both projects as the reason. Now, The Hollywood Reporter has published a report about an inside source revealing why the two left the project.

Apparently, Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, was not too happy with David and Dan for signing a deal with Netflix. The pair had previously said that they will not start work on Star Wars until they were done with Game of Thrones, and immediately after they were, in August, they signed the Netflix deal. The source claims their exit from the Star Wars project was in the cards since August.

Kennedy was apparently not convinced that the two could juggle Star Wars, and Netflix, especially because they are known for doing only one project at a time. David and Dan also had concerns over this, and didn’t want to deal with a “toxic fandom.” The source also noted that Netflix learned of this development only a few days before the duo announced it.

This is also a new move in the latest streaming wars which Netflix currently seems to have the lead in, with Disney joining in soon with Disney+.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down 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.

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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