Star Wars petition demands Game of Thrones writers be REMOVED from new trilogy
Over the last couple of weeks, the final episodes of Game of Thrones have received critical splats on Rotten Tomatoes amid fan backlash. In fact, the criticism has been so strong that a petition calling for the whole of season 8 to be reshot received over 1 million signatures. And during all this turmoil Lucasfilm announced that Benioff and Weiss will helm the next Star Wars trilogy. The first new Star Wars movie releases on December 16, 2022, followed by the second on December 20, 2024, and a third on December 18, 2026.
It’s rumoured their movies could be set in the Old Republic, thousands of years before the Clone Wars.
Nevertheless, due to the Game of Thrones backlash, another petition has started demanding Benioff and Weiss be removed from helming the new Star Wars trilogy. The petition, which already has over 16,000 signatures, was started by a user on Change.org calling themselves A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin.
They wrote: “Putting the Game of Thrones writers (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss) in charge of Star Wars is not only a controversial decision but a mistake, plain and simple.“This whole season of the HBO show, which wraps up next week, has tested fans with unpopular, illogical, immersion breaking plot twists and character developments.“Seeing how these writers handled the most popular TV Show of a generation and seeing how the fans are reacting to it should not be rewarded with giving them the most popular movie franchise in the world!”
They continued: “It is in the company’s best interest to remove David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as writers on their upcoming film. The writers have a crutch for plot devices and rushed stories, with emphasis on ‘shock and awe’ storytelling and eager to leave projects half-finished when they have other projects on the horizon. Their respect of lore alone does not make them fit for this project.
“The latest episode of Game of Thrones got positive reviews from a record-low 46% of critics, according to aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. In fact, every episode this season has received worse reviews than the one before it.
“This will happen with every instalment of Star Wars that they touch! Save the franchise from completely being ruined, please!”
They added: “I’ve seen a petition called Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers going viral on the internet but you should know that’s not a possibility!
“What is a possibility is stopping a great franchise from being buried by those same writers who caused the first petition to go viral.
“There are plenty of talented writers and producers loyal to the franchise that would make much better work in the Star Wars Universe.”
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