Game Of Thrones Duo Capable Of Creating “Star Wars On Acid,” Says Emilia Clarke


You’ve heard of upping the ante, X being on steroids, and dialing things up to 11, but what about Star Wars…on acid?

That’s Emilia Clarke’s elevator pitch for the all-new Star Wars trilogy that’s coming by way of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners behind HBO’s epic Game of Thrones series.

It’s currently on the verge of its eight and final season, so it won’t be long before Benioff and Weiss bid adieu to Westeros and say hello to Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away. And as someone with vast amounts of experience in both franchises, Emilia Clarke believes the duo’s talent and untold creativity will take Star Wars to dizzying new heights.

What they brought to fantasy as a genre that people are like, appreciating on a much grander scale, putting all of that creativity and all of that skill and intellect into something that already has so much, I think it’s just gonna be like Star Wars on acid. I think it’ll be amazing. I can’t wait.

Those comments come to us by way of Variety (h/t, as Emilia Clarke tends to press duties for Solo: A Star Wars Story, in which she plays a “modern-day femme fatale” known as Qi’ra. She’s a character with ties to Han’s checkered past, though her sudden reappearance raises concern of Imperial entanglements, as our titular hero tentatively dips his toe into a criminal underbelly seething with crooks and grifters. Hell, you could even go as far as to say that you’ve never seen such a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Look for Solo to makes its U.S. debut tomorrow (our review), before Lucasfilm turns its attention to the so-far untitled Episode IX. And as for Benioff and Weiss’ Star Wars trilogy? The jury’s still out on that one, but we’ll keep you right up-to-date as the project develops.