By CCN: Game of Thrones has caught a lot of heat recently for some questionable plot developments. Those who aren’t fans of showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be horrified to hear that they have the keys for the newest Star Wars Movie planned for 2022.
Disney boss Bob Iger made the announcement:
“We did a deal with David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who are famous for Game Of Thrones, and the next movie that we release will be theirs, And we’re not saying anything more about that.”
Benioff and Weiss, like so many associated with the Game of Thrones juggernaut, have hit the jackpot following the show’s wild success. Making a movie for Disney and their Lucasfilm brand is the pinnacle of screenwriting in terms of budget and public interest.
But as we watch HBO speed its way through the increasingly-disappointing final six episodes of Game of Thrones, the question has to be asked, do they really deserve it?
Game of Thrones season 8 has completed the show’s transformation from a faithful adaption of George R.R. Martin’s book series into one of Hollywood’s less-than-memorable summer action flicks. Just look at the ridiculously contrived Avengers-style expedition north of the wall. In short, the latest season has been long on action and short on wit.
Game of Thrones was once the show taught us more about politics and power than an episode of the West Wing ever could. Unfortunately, Benioff and Weiss cut out the monologues and went all-in on appealing to their newfound audience of everyone.
Yes, we’re still watching, but this isn’t the Westeros we remember.
The pressure cooker of critical opinion that Game of Thrones is stewing in is nothing compared to what it’s like crafting a Star Wars film. That said, the backlash over GoT’s season eight scandals has perhaps given David Benioff and D.B. Weiss a small taste of what’s to come.
The Starbucks cup was the first embarrassing slip-up. The second was the resurrection of the Dothraki. Regarding the latter, audiences felt tricked as the writers had stated we witnessed the “end of the Dothraki” in a previous episode. Taking liberties with assumptions is not something that goes down well with Star Wars fans. Every movie is canon, according to Disney, so Benioff and Weiss won’t be able to make similar slip-ups.
Just like the sun blinding an entire navy, we must not fail to see the elephants (or lack of them) in the room. Game of Thrones is one of the best television shows ever, and you could argue that its writers deserve their time at the top of the mountain.
On the other hand, anyone could have made a hit out of George R. R. Martin’s classic books, and Benioff and Weiss might be the luckiest men ever to be handed a Star Wars film.
Maybe it will look something like this.
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