David Benioff and DB Weiss recently signed a $200 million multi-year deal with Netflix to produce exclusive content. The Game of thrones runners said, “There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects,” the pair tell Deadline. “So we are regretfully stepping away.” “We love Star Wars,” Benioff and Weiss’ statement continues. “When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”
This decision to walk out of the star wars universe will mean that the pair's output will exclusively be only for Netflix. The first of their Star Wars movies was due to hit theatres in 2022. It’s unclear whether Disney plans to continue with the trilogy that Benioff and Weiss were planning, but the company has a ton of Star Wars projects on its slate.