The now-cancelled Star Wars trilogy from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would’ve explored the origin of the Jedi.
A new report from Variety offers more context into the split with Phil Lord and Chris Miller, revealing that budgets of their pre-Jedi storyline as well as their new deal with Netflix led to the problems with Lucasfilm.
The report states:
“The Star Wars period the pair was interested in exploring was how the Jedi came to exist,” the report states. “However, Lucasfilm executives and the creators begin to see their visions for the films diverge during meetings last summer. News that the pair had signed a massive $250 million production deal with Netflix was a signal to many that they were eager to explore other opportunities.”
Many thought that this new franchise could be loosely based around the popular Star Wars: The Old Republic games, showing audiences when the Jedi were at the height of their powers, but this would indicate that they could’ve gone back even further in the Star Wars timeline.
If this report is accurate, then Benioff and Weiss’ films would’ve explored a section of the Star Wars universe that fans have barely seen before in canon. The series even could’ve connected to the recent trilogy, as Ahch-To is the home of the very first Jedi Temple. Its possible that the trilogy might have even starred the Prime Jedi, who is briefly shown in Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the floor of the temple. Beyond these details, the origin of the Jedi would’ve been a nearly blank canvas for Benioff and Weiss to explore.
The next Star Wars movie set to release in theaters is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, premiering on December 20th.