With the current Star Wars trilogy nearing an end, Lucasfilm is looking ahead to the future of the iconic franchise. Not content to have merely one new series of Star Wars films on the horizon (courtesy of Rian Johnson), the studio is hedging its bets with a second series; in a pop culture marriage to rival that of Disney and Fox, Lucasfilm has enlisted the creators of Game of Thrones to work their mega-budget magic on the galaxies far, far away. But what exactly will this new series be about? We have some ideas.
Reporters claiming Game of Thrones’ final season will premiere in April 2019 have officially made Arya’s list. Star Maisie Williams says recent comments about the 2019 premiere landing in spring were “completely false,” and taken out of context from an earlier interview.
Game of Thrones fans held slim hope the series’ final season wouldn’t sit out 2018 entirely, but Lady Sansa may have dashed the last of it. Star Sophie Turner seemingly confirms that Game of Thrones Season 8 will bow in 2019.
Game of Thrones has a habit of revisiting characters we never really needed to check in on, but Season 8 may finally tighten the circle. A longtime series player with an unceremonious exit in Season 7 doesn’t believe they’ll return for Season 8, and not even Bran saw it coming.
Game of Thrones producers knew by Season 7 that filming details would inevitably leak out; to which they posed that certain scenes were staged for exactly that purpose. Few were necessarily fooled, but Season 8 may go the extra mile to film several endings to the Song of Ice and Fire saga.