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Intellectual Property Won’t Save You Now: ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Hit Bumps in the Road

Benioff and Weiss will no longer be creating a ‘Star Wars’ trilogy for Lucasfilm, and Naomi Watts’s ‘Thrones’ prequel is dead

HBO’s Official 2019 Emmy After Party - Inside Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

It was announced this week that Benioff and Weiss will no longer be creating a Star Wars trilogy for Lucasfilm (2:17). The news calls into question the future of the franchise (14:38). HBO is finding itself in a similar situation after cancelling a Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts (26:58). Where will one of the most valued pieces of intellectual property go from here (39:00)?

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