George Lucas Paid a Secret Visit to the Game of Thrones Set
Seeing Star Wars legend George Lucas hanging out with the cast and crew of Game of Thrones might just be every pop culture lover's dream. According to Entertainment Weekly, this meeting of Hollywood heavyweights did indeed happen in reality—even if there are no photos to prove it (at least none that anyone is sharing). While showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss—whose next project will take place in a galaxy far, far away—were filming the final season of Game of Thrones, Lucas stopped by the set to check out the action.
The Star Wars creator is, of course, no stranger to secretive sets. So, keeping Lucas's visit to the set in Belfast was probably not very difficult. But it was Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth in the epic series, who spilled the details to Entertainment Weekly, sharing that Lucas's visit included a meeting with Weiss and Benioff and some of the show's producers as well as a tour of the set. It's also worth noting that this visit occurred a couple of months before it was announced that Benioff and Weiss would be creating a new Star Wars trilogy for the franchise.
“It’s funny, because George came here and talked to the boys, and the one thing the Star Wars franchise has been missing lately is decent storytelling,” Cunningham told EW. “There’s a lot of brilliant stuff in Star Wars, it’s an epic franchise, but occasionally, story-wise, it’s left a little to be desired. Dan and David are brilliant at surprises and can transfer the demographic from this show to that [franchise]. They’re incredible at adapting a world and making it their own and they could add a layer of complexity to it. I’d love it if they gave me some words to say, though I’d probably just be in a helmet.”
Because the pair’s trilogy had not been announced at the time of Lucas’s visit, there’s no way to know for sure if he gave them any advice on it, or was just coming by as a fan of the series. Perhaps it was a bit of both.
[h/t: Entertainment Weekly]