30 Oct- With projects as big as the "Star Wars" movies, sudden exits are bound to happen when the filmmakers or creators are no longer able to focus on their works.
"Creative differences" is often cited as the reason whenever a departure or replacement is announced but not this time, this time it's due to the other oft-used reason: scheduling conflict.
Last year, it was announced that "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would be developing the new "Star Wars" trilogy that was set to debut in 2022. Recent development, however, brought word that they have exited the project.
"We love "Star Wars"," the pair told Deadline. "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."
Indebted they may be, they still have to step down due to their "full schedule", having signed a multimillion-dollar deal in early August to create TV content for Netflix for the next five years.