David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have left Disney and will no longer develop their trilogy.
As the roller coaster of marketing begins to pick up speed for The Rise of Skywalker, Variety has reported that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have parted ways with Lucasfilm and Disney.
This announcement comes not long after it was reported that Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios will begin developing his own Star Wars film. With Benioff and Weiss also having a deal with Netflix, they had decided to exit Star Wars in order to work on that, however it’s also believed that Netflix bought them out in order to prevent a conflict of interest.
Having Benioff and Weiss tied up until, at the earliest, 2026, would not be ideal for Netflix, and from Disney’s perspective, having them work at the competitor’s streaming company when Disney+ launches two weeks from today would provide their own set of problems.
Details about Weiss and Benioff’s trilogy were never revealed, but it’s believed that they were adapting Knight of the Old Republic.
As of now, Rian Johnson’s trilogy is still in development as is the Obi-Wan series on Disney+.