Rian Johnson’s New Star Wars Trilogy Will not Be Set within the Old Republic

Poor news absolutely everyone – it appears like we’re not getting a Knights in the Old Republic movie any time quickly, regardless of some rumors that it might possess a future in the Star Wars film lineup.

Following the announcement that Last Jedi Rian Johnson will be producing his personal Star Wars trilogy, some particularly earnest members of your fan neighborhood began hoping against hope for what we’ve been waiting for considering that Disney initially bought Lucasfilm: a movie set inside the era in the Knights of the Old Republic BioWare game.

Alas, it really is not meant to become. Through a current interview with Mashable, Johnson was asked regardless of whether his new trilogy would borrow from the classic roleplaying game, and his answer certainly let the wind out of your sails of a lot of gaming fans:

“Oh, they enjoy Knights of the Old Republic. I played that game when it very first came out and it was like, God, I loved it. Yeah, that is a great game. And I comprehend it, the instinct to automatically go to anything that you simply know and love, that you’ve already noticed. To me, what’s definitely exciting will be the notion of what new stuff are we gonna see, what new stories can we tell?

For me, the possibility within a new story told more than three motion pictures, go anywhere, do something, sky’s the limit, in Star Wars? That’s so thrilling.”

Well, that is a shame – but probably it really is for the most beneficial. Following all, we currently possess a practically ideal version on the story from KotOR, and that’s the game itself.

It might be dated graphically, but it holds up as probably the most engaging, immersive tales ever set in the Star Wars universe. Any cinematic try to recapture that magic would inevitably find yourself getting when compared with the game that inspired it, and any essential modifications to canon would only serve to enrage hardcore fans of your original game.