During the production of season 8, the last season, of Game of Thrones, George Lucas paid a visit to the set in Belfast.
According to GoT [Game of Thrones] actors interviewed during EW’s set visit last spring, the sci-fi visionary toured the sets and chatted with producers. Lucas’ visit was a couple months before Disney announced that Benioff and Weiss would write a potential new Star Wars trilogy.
“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,” opined GoT actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth. “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.”
The GoT showrunners declined to confirm or comment on Lucas’ visit, or describe the contents of their Star Wars script. There have been online rumors that Benioff and Weiss’ project could be set during the Knights of the Old Republic era, which is 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, but that is very much unconfirmed.
The showrunners did, however, trade some jokes about their exciting new gig…
“We feel we’re not quite hated enough already by people we don’t know,” Weiss quipped about the potential for Star Wars fandom backlash.
“Our Captain Phasma origin story is going to blow people away,” Benioff added, referring to the Star Wars character played by GoT‘s own Gwendoline Christie.
“It’s going to be Gwen’s monologue in the suit…” Weiss added.
“The slowest [camera] push-in in movie history into her mask…”
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