George Lucas, the man responsible for creating a galaxy far, far away, popped by the set of Game of Thrones season 8 to pay a visit to the guys who brought Westeros to life. Lucas, as far as we know, has been living a pretty quiet life ever since selling all of Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 for more than $4 billion. But he does take time here and there to dip his toes back into the Star Wars universe and, by paying a visit to the set of the hit HBO series, that's exactly what he did.
As many fans are surely aware, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creative minds behind Game of Thrones, have been hired by Lucasfilm to write a trilogy of Star Wars movies. While the nature of their trilogy remains entirely mysterious, the duo has been quietly working on the project behind the scenes and it seems increasingly likely that, whatever it is they're working on, is going to be the next saga we see unfold on the big screen after Episode IX is release.
Surely, one has to imagine the George Lucas visit resulted in them discussing Star Wars at least a little bit. So far, Lucas has met with every director who has tackled one of the Disney era movies. So it would make sense that he would consult with Benioff and Weiss. During an interview, the two were asked about Lucas' visit and their trilogy. They were very quiet on the matter. David Benioff joked that they're working on a Captain Phasma origin story, given that Gwendoline Christie also stars on their show. D.B. Weiss chimed in on that one as well.
"It's going to be Gwen's [Gwendoline Christie] monologue in the suit... The slowest [camera] push-in in movie history into her mask..."
D.B. Weiss also joked, "We feel we're not quite hated enough already by people we don't know." They're clearly aware that fan backlash could be waiting just around the corner, as we saw with The Last Jedi. In any event, they're in this world now and, given what they've done with Game of Thrones, one has to imagine they could do a lot with Star Wars. Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth on the series, didn't mince words and feels that the franchise is missing the type of storytelling they can bring to the table. Here's what he had to say about it.
"It's funny because George came here and talked to the boys, and the one thing the Star Wars franchise has been missing lately is decent storytelling. There's a lot of brilliant stuff in Star Wars, it's an epic franchise, but occasionally, story-wise, it's left a little to be desired. Dan and David are brilliant at surprises and can transfer the demographic from this show to that [franchise]. They're incredible at adapting a world and making it their own and they could add a layer of complexity to it. I'd love it if they gave me some words to say, though I'd probably just be in a helmet."
There have been rumors that this trilogy will be set during the Old Republic era, which takes place thousands of years before any of the movies we've seen. That has yet to be confirmed, but with Star Wars Celebration less than two weeks away, we could be hearing more on that front soon. Game of Thrones season 8 kicks off on April 14. This news was previously reported by Entertainment Weekly.