Earlier this month Star Wars fans were told that Disney and Lucasfilm would take a three year break following the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with the next Star Wars film expected to hit theatres in 2022. The failure of Solo: A Star Wars Story had convinced them to halt development on any other standalone origin stories or prequels with the focus shifting instead to a new trilogy from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. But now a recent report suggests that perhaps they haven’t entirely discounted the idea of a prequel after all, they might just be going back thousands of years prior to the Original Trilogy. Hit the jump to find out what we know.
According to Buzzfeed News, Lucasfilm is currently developing a movie based on the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Developed by Bioware and released back in 2003 on the original Xbox, the story revolves around an uprising against the Republic led by Sith Lord Darth Malak. Screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) has reportedly turned in a script for the first installment in a potential trilogy.
What is interesting about this news is the fact that early rumours had the Benioff / Weiss project pegged as set during the Old Republic as well. Whether that is still accurate or merely an assumption based on the medieval setting of Game of Thrones remains to be seen. It is also surprising that Lucasfilm would officially canonize the plot of a video game, although supposedly some elements have also appeared in Star Wars: Rebels previously. Are you interested in a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic movie?