At the annual Upfronts event of Disney yesterday, the company’s CEO Bob Iger officially confirmed that the next trilogy in the Star Wars franchise will be made by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, collectively known as D&D.

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Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss (right) will be working on the next Star Wars trilogy

The Rise of Skywalker, the final episode of the currently ongoing trilogy, is set to hit theaters later this year on December 20, after which Iger believes it’s a smart move for the franchise to take a hiatus. “Three years is the proper amount of time to take a breather and reset but really gear up for the next film’s release. We did a deal with Benioff and Weiss, and the next movie will be theirs,” he said. Aside from that, he refused to make any further comment regarding the subject.

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"The Rise Of Skywalker" is set to hit theaters on December 20 this year

Earlier this month, Disney published its film schedule for the upcoming 7 years, which revealed that 3 new Star Wars movies are coming, and they will be released every other year starting from 2022.

Originally aired in 2011, D&D’s Game of Thrones TV series has garnered massive success over the years. However, the questionable writing of the last few episodes has earned the showrunners a lot of criticisms. As such, Star Wars fans are worried whether their favorite franchise is in good hands. Many have even gone so far as to take to social media sites such as Twitter to bash the duo, saying that they will “ruin Star Wars.”

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Fans are worried that D&D will ruin their favorite franchise

In any case, a new Star Wars trilogy from Benioff and Weiss is definitely happening. For the 3-year gap, though, fans will also get 2 live-action TV shows set in the Star Wars universe, one of which is named “The Mandalorian” while the other will reportedly focus on Rogue One’s character Cassian Andor. Iger also hinted that a third might be coming, saying: “My guess is there will at least be one more live-action series for Disney+ before we release the next film.”