Game of Thrones goes above and beyond to keep their show secrets under wraps, but they made an exception for George Lucas.
The Star Wars creator visited the HBO series set while they were filming their final season in Belfast. He even met with showrunners and Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss.
Lucas made his secret visit last spring, which was also a few months before it was revealed Benioff and Weiss may be writing a new Star Wars trilogy.
“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,” Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, told Entertainment Weekly.
“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 [Weiss] and David [Benioff] are brilliant at surprises and can transfer the demographic from this show to that [franchise].”
He continued, “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.”
Though neither Benioff and Weiss have commented on their potential Star Wars script, rumors have been swirling that the story will take place 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire.
Of course, nothing has been confirmed, but Game of Thrones has already finished shooting its final episodes and is ending this year after eight seasons, which would give Benioff and Weiss time to write something.
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