Since the announcement earlier this season that Rian Johnson is developing a whole new “Star Wars” film trilogy separated from the Skywalker story arc, fans have speculated as to what time in history and what storylines Johnson is intending to focus on.
By far the most popular idea seems to be a film take on the classic 1993 video game “Knights of the Old Republic”. However Johnson has ruled out that possibility, and suggest to Uproxx that the obvious answer isn’t so obvious:
“They love Knights of the Old Republic. I played that game when it first came out and it was like, god, I loved it. Yeah, that’s a fantastic game. And I understand it, the instinct to automatically go to something that you know and love, that you’ve already seen.
“What’s really fun is the notion of what new stuff are we gonna see, what new stories can we tell?… The possibility in a new story told over three movies, go anywhere, do anything, sky’s the limit, in Star Wars? That’s so exciting.”
The original game is set thousands of years before the formation of the Galactic Empire, and a time when the Jedi and Sith were at war.