(TIME) — Ring the bells: Disney confirms #GameofThrones creators will write a new #StarWars movie.
Disney confirmed that “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write the the first post-Skywalker “Star Wars” project.
After the last Game of Thrones episode polarized fans with a shock decision from leading character Daenerys Targaryen, Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger announced that the next Star Wars movie would definitely be produced by the duo. The entertainment giant had been vague about who would be taking charge of the next installment, which won’t hit theaters until 2022.
“The next movie we produce will be theirs,” Iger said Tuesday at the Moffett Nathanson Media and Communications Summit in New York. “We’re not saying anything more about that.”
Disney announced in February 2018 that Benioff and Weiss were working on Star Wars, saying they would be crafting a series. But since then, a movie in the franchise bombed and the company decided to take a three-year hiatus from the films after the current “Skywalker” storyline concludes in December. Director Rian Johnson was previously tasked with creating a new trilogy as well, but it’s unclear when those films will come out.”