‘Game of Thrones’ critics petition Benioff and Weiss not to ruin Star Wars
Thousands of critics of the just-ended final season of “Game of Thrones” have signed petitions to keep its two showrunners from making the next Star Wars film, as planned.
Petitioners are urging Disney to kick the pair off the upcoming project so that they won’t ruin that one, too.
“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,” reads one petition, on Change.org, which had been signed by nearly 12,000 people by Saturday night.
Meanwhile, a similar petition, this one on thepetitionsite.com, was nearing its goal of 6,000 signatures.
“Like many Game Of Thrones fans, I was dismayed at how the last season was written – it felt rushed and sloppy,” that petition reads.
“But now I’m really worried because I just learned that the next Star Wars movie will be made by the same people.“
Disney announced earlier this month that it will produce three more Star Wars films, which will reach theaters starting in 2022 — with Benioff and Weiss writing and producing.