Do you remember last year when there were reports of George Lucas scouting new Star Warsfilming locations in Belfast, and we said that was silly and he was probably just popping along to visit the Game of Thrones set?
Well, it turns out that he was just popping along to visit the Game of Thrones set. Not saying we have Force visions, but we’re not saying we don’t…
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the bearded one wasn’t just there to remind himself what a physical set looks like, but to chat to showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss.
The duo were announced last year to be working on a new Star Wars trilogy and although they didn’t give much away, Weiss did joke: “We feel we’re not quite hated enough already by people we don’t know.”
Although a Knights of the Old Republic trilogy has been rumoured, Weiss quipped: “Our Captain Phasma origin story is going to blow people away.”
Ser Davos Seaworth actor Liam Cunningham gave a bit more away, all while having a dig at Disney’s Star Wars films. He said: “It’s funny because George came here and talked to the boys, and the one thing the Star Wars franchise has been missing lately is decent storytelling.
“There’s a lot of brilliant stuff in Star Wars, it’s an epic franchise, but occasionally, story-wise, it’s left a little to be desired.
“Dan and David are brilliant at surprises and can transfer the demographic from this show to that. They’re incredible at adapting a world and making it their own and they could add a layer of complexity to it.
“I’d love it if they gave me some words to say, though I’d probably just be in a helmet.”
If you want to be cast in one of Disney’s Star Wars movie, maybe don’t give them some backhanded compliments. It works for Mark Hamill, but he’s part of the furniture.
The concluding part of the new trilogy, Episode IX, will be released on December 19 in the UK and December 20 in the US.
Game of Thrones season 8 will premiere on April 14, 2019