It was said that the first Star Wars films to come out after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would be from Game of Thrones David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and rumors were going around that the films would focus on the Old Republic era. As it turns out, the film has probably found a screenwriter already.
According to BuzzFeed, Laeta Kalogridis (Terminator: Genisys, Shutter Island) has been hired to write a movie based on the Old Republic games. It’s not clear yet on whether this will be Benioff and Weiss’ trilogy, but seeing as their films have been the only ones announced by Lucasfilm, it’s very likely that Kalogridis could be working on the same project.
After the backlash that came from the finale of Game of Thrones 8, there has been a lot of bad faith on Benioff and Weiss for supposedly botching up the writing of the last season, and a lot of fans have been worried that they will get the reins of the next big Star Wars property. Hopefully with a different writer onboard, fans will be more willing to accept. After all, Benioff and Weiss did run the show wonderfully until they ran out of source material from George R.R. Martin.
Personally, I’m just waiting on a confirmation that Lucasfilm would make a follow-up to Solo: A Star Wars Story. The film has just hit its one-year anniversary, and a lot of fans have taken to Twitter to raise awareness to Lucasfilm that they want a sequel featuring Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo.
No release date has been set for the Old Republic movie, but you can catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters Dec. 20.