Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy has revealed that the company is considering developing an adaptation of some sort of BioWare’s classic role-playing game “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic”.
MTV reporter Josh Horowitz spoke with Kennedy during Star Wars Celebration last weekend on the red carpet, but the clip was only just posted a few hours back. Horowitz says a lot of fans want to see a ‘Knights’ film and he asked her if there’s any development of that to which she responded:
“You know, we talk about that [‘Knights of the Old Republic’] all the time. Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much.
We don’t have a crystal ball, you know, we tried a little bit with ‘Solo’ to see if we could do two movies a year and whether or not there really was an opportunity for that, and we felt that’s not going to work. So, we back off of that a little bit. But it doesn’t mean we don’t think about lots of different stories, because that’s the exciting thing about this universe.”
The “Knights of the Old Republic” game takes place millennia before the current iteration of “Star Wars” as various Sith and Jedi battle it out, thus avoiding any potential crossover and most continuity issues.
Kennedy also told the outlet that just because the Skywalker saga is wrapping with the upcoming film, it doesn’t mean newly introduced characters in the current trilogy like Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron can’t continue to pop up sometime in the future:
“You know, there is an appropriate time. We’re using this appropriate time as an opportunity to see where we’re going now that we’re leaving the Skywalker Saga behind. But there’s no question that there’s certain characters that we’ve created certainly in the last three movies that we may very well wanna see down the line in the future.”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is set to hit cinemas on December 20th.