It will be like Star Wars on acid: Emilia Clarke on what 'Game of Thrones' creators can bring to the space saga
Disney recently confirmed the involvement of two new creative heads - Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss - for a brand new Star Wars film series
Over the years, the Star Wars franchise has transformed into an ever-expanding, inter-connected universe where storylines are perpetually branching out in newer directions. And judging by the latest Disney announcements, it's pretty evident that the studio has no intention of curbing its prospects with the popular space saga.
Disney recently confirmed the involvement of two new creative heads - Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss - with a brand new Star Wars film series.
The writer-producer duo, who have previously made their presence felt with the hit HBO show, is clearly no stranger to the fantasy genre and we can only imagine how their involvement is going to reshape the franchise for a mature audience.
In the meantime, Emilia Clarke, who is aboard the Star Wars ship and also has an understanding of what it is like to work with Benioff and Weiss, spoke about what the Game of Thrones creators can bring to the Star Wars canon.
And if her words are any indication, Benioff and Weiss' series will be like "Star Wars on acid".
"What they brought to fantasy as a genre that people are appreciating on a much grander scale, putting all of that creativity and all of that skill and intellect into something that already has so much, I think it's just gonna be like Star Wars on acid," the English actress told Variety during a recent press tour for her new release Solo: A Star Wars Story.
"I think it'll be amazing. I can't wait," added Clarke, who currently is involved with the Solo series as Qi’ra, the childhood friend of Han Solo.
Speculations aside, at the moment, however, not much is known about the new Star Wars movies that will be written by the Game of Thrones duo. But, one thing is sure, the new chapter will be different from both the Skywalker saga and the other series being helmed by Rian Johnson.
Benioff and Weiss will most definitely be at the center of all attention as emphasized by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Kennedy had said in a statement earlier adding, “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”