15,000 Sign Petitions To Stop Game Of Thrones Writers Doing Star Wars
After the final conclusion of Game of Thrones left a few of the viewers cold, fans have started a few new petitions to have the two people responsible - David Benioff and DB Weiss - banned from taking over the Star Wars franchise.
As it happens, it has gained a bit of traction, too. More than 15,000 people have supported the various iterations of the petition.
One on Change.org has nearly 12,000 signatories, others have around 5,000 people in favour. Hey, if they could actually get it all under the one umbrella then people might actually listen.
Oh wait, no they wouldn't.
After all, there were a whole heap of people that signed up to the first petition, which was to have the final season of Game of Thrones re-written by 'competent writers'. That doesn't mean that is going to happen.
We'll just have to wait for the books.
The petition on Change.org to have Benioff and Weiss' role on the Star Wars film that will come after Rise of Skywalker, which is released later this year, reads: "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."
Another petition reads: "If we allow Weiss and Benioff to create this next film, we are surely in for disappointment."
Much of the problem that people have with the Game of Thrones showrunners is that they chose to wrap up one of the most beloved TV shows of all time in just six episodes using broad strokes that were out of step with much of the patient and considered build-up and narrative craft that made the show so popular.
Given the fact that we've already suffered through a Star Wars franchise that gave us Jar Jar Binks and Attack of the Clones, they seem overqualified.
Anyway, HBO programming president Casey Bloys has defended the boys' efforts on GoT. Bloys told Variety: "It's always sad when a show departs, but that's part of the TV life cycle, and life moves on. But obviously we're really proud of the show.
"I think to a certain extent it was expected that for a show this big, there's no way you're going to please everybody.
"It's roughly split with some people loving it and some people disliking it. That's about what you'd expect. I think the guys landed a massive plane and did a great job doing it. But you're never going to make everybody happy, nor should that be the goal."
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