First Jedi: Game of Thrones Creators Reveal Shelved Star Wars Movie Plans

Los Angeles – David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the creators of “Game of Thrones,” recently revealed details about their shelved Star Wars movie. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the duo discussed their efforts to make a film centered around the early days of the Jedi. Benioff expressed their desire to explore the origins of the Jedi Order and the creation of the first lightsaber. However, their plans were thwarted when Lucasfilm decided not to pursue a First Jedi story.

The decision by Lucasfilm to pass on Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars project was not unique. The company also chose not to move forward with films from other top creatives like Kevin Feige, Patty Jenkins, and Damon Lindelof. Nevertheless, there is still hope for a similar concept as Lucasfilm announced a movie titled “Dawn of the Jedi” from director James Mangold.

Despite their setback in the Star Wars universe, Benioff and Weiss have not let it hinder their creative journey. They have teamed up with Netflix to develop a new sci-fi epic called “3 Body Problem,” which they created alongside Alexander Woo, the writer-producer of “True Blood.” The pair also addressed the backlash to the final season of “Game of Thrones” and their short-lived idea for a show called “Confederate.” Additionally, they shared insights into the challenges they faced while working on their ambitious new project.

In conclusion, David Benioff and Dan Weiss had intended to delve into the origins of the Jedi Order in their Star Wars movie but were met with a different direction from Lucasfilm. While their specific story idea did not come to fruition, Lucasfilm has announced a similar project titled “Dawn of the Jedi” with director James Mangold at the helm. Despite the setback, the duo continues their creative journey with the development of “3 Body Problem” for Netflix.