I mean, Deadline is calling this a setback, but if you’ve seen the last few seasons of Game of Thrones or watched their quickly notorious panel in the last week, the exit of D.B. Weiss and David Benioff from any project related to Star Wars can only be seen as great news.
Were you listening to the feedback to your fans as things went along?
Dan: â€œWe really did not.â€
Dan doesnâ€™t see the value of considering other peopleâ€™s reactions.
Dave acknowledged that he googled the show and it upset him. Dan, no. @dndgoogling
â€” Needle & Pen (@ForArya) October 26, 2019
There’s plenty of Star Wars in the pipeline still, with Rise of Skywalker coming out in a month and The Mandalorian starting on Disney+ in a few weeks. Rian Johnson is also still working on his stuff (please let it be some Old Republic love, oh please oh please), and Kevin Feige is working on a project as well (rumored to involved a non-CGI Asoka, which I am all about).
I know a lot of people who loved Game of Thrones, but I’ve never met a fan who was happy with the final season or how it all ended. And, I mean, outside of this show, the duo has doneÂ precisely nothing in entertainment. Yes, GoT was a hit beyond measure, but it’s become more and more clear that it was in spite of the showrunners, not because of it, and it’s clear that they need to earn their way into handling anything else.
But Benioff did Gemini Man, where it’s possible to shoot grenades and not have them explode. That’s good stuff right there!
I agree with you, Nick, this is only a good thing that they will no longer have a hand in shaping the broader Star Wars universe.
As far as GoT memes go, this one is hands down my favorite:
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