A guide to every 'Star Wars' project, including spinoff by 'Thrones' creators

Warwick Davis

The creators of the hit series "Game of Thrones", David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are writing and producing a mysterious new series of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm.

"I can't wait for a graphic C-3PO/R2-D2 sex scene in a galaxy far, far away", joked one Twitter user, a reference to the frequent racy love scenes and nudity for which "Thrones" has become infamous.

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today", Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said about the announcement.

Rian Johnson, after directing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is now turning his attention to a whole new trilogy of Star Wars films that he will be creating, but the director has also been asked about another potential movie in the franchise. "Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting".

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Disney CEO Bob Iger said during that talks with Benioff and Weiss had been ongoing "for a long time".

Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement that they are honored and "a little terrified" by the responsibility.

REUTERS/LucasfilmDaisy Ridley is Rey in a scene from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Back in November, Disney also announced plans to debut a new live-action "Star Wars" series on its upcoming streaming service.

The final season is due to be broadcast in 2019, bringing to a close the saga of the warring families in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and their multi-generational struggle for control of the Iron Throne. With the company now owning Marvel, Lucasfilm, and soon to control all of Fox's intellectual properties, they're going to have quite a bit of sway over consumers, even if Iger says they're not planning for their service to be a Netflix competitor in terms of volume of content.

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