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Not Everyone Wants 'Game Of Thrones' Creators Spearheading 'Star Wars'

The creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones" will write and produce a new series of "Star Wars" films. And people are conflicted about it.

A quick Twitter search shows that fans of both series aren't sure how to feel about David Benioff and D.B. Weiss spearheading what will likely be a series of blockbusters for Lucasfilm.

There's a lot of excitement, but fans are also concerned about the lack of diversity in creative leadership on "Star Wars" feature films.

Mo Ryan, a TV critic for Variety, crunched the numbers. Ninety-six percent of the time, creative leads on "Star Wars" feature films have been white men.

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By Ryan's count, out of 24 people hired to write, direct or take the creative lead on "Star Wars" feature films over the past 41 years, only one was a woman. The rest were white men.

We don't know much about the new films — like when they'll be released or who will direct them. Benioff and Weiss say they'll start working once the final season of "Game of Thrones" is done.


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