The internet may have broken on Tuesday with news that Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to write and produce Star Wars films (that’s the third Star Wars series in development, if you’re counting).
Twitter was quick to make jokes combining the two epic franchises, and to criticize this particular employment decision from Disney and Lucasfilm.
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— Danny Bowes (@bybowes) February 6, 2018
Many were not excited about Benioff and Weiss joining Star Wars given the current movement to uplift women and people of color. Additionally, Thrones‘ treatment of women has been criticized since the beginning for gratuitous nudity, “sexposition,” and the use of rape as a plot device.
It’s interesting that you can actually see how excited people are for something new and different like WONDER WOMAN, BLACK PANTHER, and A WRINKLE IN TIME, only to decide that you don’t want to do anything like that.
— Nivea Serrao (@NiveaSerrao) February 6, 2018
a long time ago, in a galaxy full of NOOOOOOOOOOOPE
— Carly Lane (@carlylane) February 6, 2018
great to see lucasfilm and disney lead the way in change by letting women chill out and not have to work on directing a star wars movie forever until the end of time.
— Julia 💀 Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) February 6, 2018
“so this space princess walks in naked”
“wait what’s her name and why is she naked?”
“i dunno it helps her channel the force. anyway she frees all these slaves on this planet”
“wait what, were they just waiting for her all this time?”
“no just LISTEN it’ll be GOOD” https://t.co/5STSzNHd2m
— Laura Bradley (@lpbradley) February 6, 2018
VADER: No, I am your father
[a nude woman walks across screen]
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 6, 2018
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