This ridiculousness continues! After the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, angry — and frankly entitled — fans petitioned to de-canonize the final season, rewrite and remake it. Now, a few days after the culmination of the mega-hit series, more frustrated fans have decided to make another petition, this time directed towards Lucasfilm. The petition calls for the removal of Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss from writing and producing their announced Star Wars trilogy.
The petition reads:
“Putting the Game of Thrones writers (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) in charge of Star Wars is not only a controversial decision but a mistake, plain and simple.
This whole season of the HBO show, which wraps up next week, has tested fans with unpopular, illogical, immersion breaking plot twists and character developments.
Seeing how these writers handled the most popular TV Show of a generation and seeing how the fans are reacting to it should not be rewarded with giving them the most popular movie franchise in the world!
It is in the company’s best interest to remove David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as writers on their upcoming film. The writers have a crutch for plot devices and rushed stories, with emphasis on “shock and awe” storytelling and eager to leave projects half-finished when they have other projects on the horizon.
Their respect of lore alone does not make them fit for this project.”
Benioff and Weiss are currently working on a Star Wars trilogy. According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, the first movie of the trilogy will hit the big screen in December 2022. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has mentioned that they will be working closely with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson to map out the next decade of Star Wars films.
Early rumours seem to indicate that the Game of Thrones showrunners would be writing and producing a Lord of the Rings style Star Wars trilogy based on the Knights of the Old Republic video game if not just set in the Old Republic. However, a recent report suggests that they might be working on something else altogether.