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Rumour: Knights of the Old Republic could be coming to TV and Film

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With the Skywalker saga now wrapped up (at least for now), Disney and Lucasfilm are now working on plans to take their Star Wars franchise in different directions. One such new direction is The Mandalorian which is already proving popular with audiences and news that the next Star Wars movies could be set in the days of the High Republic, around 400 years before The Phantom Menace and any of the major Skywalkers even existed.

Lucasfilm though still believes in capitalising on their existing franchises and characters as well though which is also why they are working on an Obi-Wan Kenobi series too, possibly featuring everyone’s favourite space goofy – Jar Jar Binks.  There might be another popular Star Wars property that they are also looking to capitalise on further, though this time from their video-game division as Fandom Wire is reporting that Lucasfilm is working on a Knights of the Old Republic show and movie.

Knights of the Old Republic was an RPG developed by BioWare and to this day is one of the most popular Star Wars video games of all time. It was popular not just for its exciting gameplay and lightsabre battles, but its deep and compelling story set a remarkable 4000 years before the events of the films (or 3956 years before A New Hope to be exact) and it would be no surprise if the company was looking to capitalise on the popularity of it and turn it into a movie or TV series of some sorts. Or as the rumour suggests – both.

There is certainly more than enough story from the video game to cover a movie alone which could possibly also be why the company is interested in building a TV series around the property as well and if things turn out successful, possibly more movies too as well. It’s worth noting though that this is all still just rumour for now as the studio hasn’t officially confirmed anything yet. We’ve had rumours of this before, but those now look like they could actually have been erroneous reports for the new High Republic Era projects.

So with that, if there is something in the works for Knights of the Old Republic, it will probably be several years away too. What might be worth getting even more excited about is the chance of a tie-in video game if it does release which will hopefully allow us to finally return to the way being a Jedi should be experienced – as a video game.  

Last Updated: January 14, 2020

40 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    January 14, 2020 at 12:04

    My pleas and cries and moans have been heard!!!!!!!

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  2. Llama In The Rift

    January 14, 2020 at 12:05

    I still feel the disapointment within me when i heard The Old Republic was gonna be a MMO…..So up for a movie/Series….Refuse to watch The Rise of Skywalker.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 14, 2020 at 12:05

      Why? It was the best movie out of all 9 for me. Rogue One was brilliant as well

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      • Llama In The Rift

        January 14, 2020 at 12:34

        Well friends who saw the movie was heavily dissapointed and informed me if im a fan of the old movies to just stay away from Rise of Skywalker and i don’t like Rey as character as there is no growth in her story she just OP for no reason, don’t like Emo Kylo or FN-2187…maybe ill give it a watch when a friend gets the dvd to complete the collection.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 14, 2020 at 12:40

          Well, give it a shot, it is about 300 times better than the previous movie (TLJ)

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        • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

          January 14, 2020 at 14:19

          I would say that knowing the outcome of Rey’s heritage from The Rise of Skywalker makes The Force Awakens more fulfilling. The sequels couldn’t maintain that momentum and threw too much unnecessary guff into the mix, which is a massive pity. If they’d closed her story off properly without the long-winded exposition of TROS and misdirection of TLJ, we could’ve had two incredible movies.

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          • HvR

            January 14, 2020 at 15:03

            So how long after TROS did you realise that the whole TLJ was actually a 3 hour casino scene instead of a 30min one?

    • MaSeKind

      January 14, 2020 at 12:09

      That MMO is damn good. Probably the best one out there

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 14, 2020 at 12:10

        I’ve been meaning to get into it, just for the story, but you know, adult + time = frustration at less gaming

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        • For the Emperor!

          January 14, 2020 at 15:03

          I loved it, until I hit quests that required extra players ffs.

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      • Llama In The Rift

        January 14, 2020 at 12:30

        Like the Admiral stated, i dont have the time to grind out a MMO nor the cash to “fast forward” things or progress, it does look beautiful and love the animated cut scenes.

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  3. MaSeKind

    January 14, 2020 at 12:10

    Everyone who’s played the Old Republic games knows that movies or series based in that time would be amazing. Disney will make billions if they start exploring more of the Star Wars universe. It would be awesome to see proper Sith vs Jedi.

    I’d say that movie trilogies/series based on the Old Republic will be even bigger than the Skywalker stories. That being said I’m more of a fan of the wider SW universe and lore than the movie trilogies so this is just my opinion

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 14, 2020 at 12:15

      Indeed. The three trilogies, while fun, is about 10% of my Star Wars love.

      The rest is split up between KotOR games, Jedi Knight Games, the fantastic new Jedi Fallen Order, Republic Commando, Clone Wars series (animated and CGI), Rebels, the old BattleFront, and the thousands of hours I’ve spent reading Wookieepedia

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      • R1ker

        January 14, 2020 at 12:25

        Of the ones you listed above i want to see a movie of Kyle Katarn. I loved the Jedi Knight games.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 14, 2020 at 12:40

          Yeah man, that is a trilogy in it’s own!

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      • For the Emperor!

        January 14, 2020 at 15:03

        Star Wars Rebellion was also amazeballs as a game ??

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  4. Gustav Willem Diedericks

    January 14, 2020 at 13:30

    As long as they keep to canon (i.e. not do the Ryan Johnson/Jar-Jar Abrams infection), keep the Feminazi/Woke crap away from it, and keep to the story line of the games, I will be cautiously optimistic.

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    • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

      January 14, 2020 at 14:04

      I get the feeling you would have a problem with Bastila Shan being in the movie / show then if you’re scared of powerful women?

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      • Gustav Willem Diedericks

        January 14, 2020 at 15:03

        I have no problem with strong women leads (Sigourney Weaver in Alien and Aliens come to mind, Alien being my favorite film of all time, and Jody Foster in Silence of the Lambs), but when it is Mary-Sues like in the recent Star wars movies and Captain Marvel I’m out.

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        • Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

          January 14, 2020 at 15:08

          Rey’s heritage clearly explains her unlimited power, and looking back at her fighting style and bouts of rage in the earlier movies make it clear that it was intended all along, yet you still cling to calling it a Mary Sue?

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          • Gustav Willem Diedericks

            January 14, 2020 at 16:07

            She’s a Mary-Sue. Just because her heritage is the shoved-in story of Palpatine suddenly being alive again, killing off the entire end of episode six for a fan-service win for Jar Jar Abrams, doesn’t change that fact. She got powerful way too quickly and managed to use a light-sabre like a pro with absolutely no training, something that can’t be explained by purely being born a Palpatine as hand-eye coordination and the use of tools are not inheritable abilities but are achieved through practice and experience alone.

    • Kervyn Cloete

      January 14, 2020 at 14:27

      The problem is… what canon? The old KOTOR games were NEVER canon. George Lucas never viewed it (and all the rest of the EU) as more then glorified fan-fiction. There’s an easter egg in the TROS Visual Dictionary that mentions Revan, meaning that his existence, in whatever form, is canon, but that’s about it.

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      • HvR

        January 14, 2020 at 15:03

        It is only a problem if is clashes with the Mickey Mouse universe.

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        • Gustav Willem Diedericks

          January 14, 2020 at 15:03

          No! it must ret-con that crap!

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      • Gustav Willem Diedericks

        January 14, 2020 at 15:03

        Well, I see canon as everything that was generated for Star Wars by fans and Lucas Arts before the whole Disney Star Wars fiasco, i.e, anything that built up the universe created by the first 3 films released (Episodes 4-6) and doesn’t break it down. I also consider episodes 1-3 canon, despite being not the best of movies. Disney Star Wars must be ret-conned.

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          January 14, 2020 at 15:53

          I know I’m being a stickler for the details, but that is literally not what canon is. The only official canon prior to the Disney era are the two trilogies and Star Wars: Clone Wars. Those are the only stories that George Lucas recognized hence why nothing outside of the elements introduced in those stories are ever referenced in them.

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          • Gustav Willem Diedericks

            January 14, 2020 at 15:59

            Perhaps, and each to their own, but you should read some of the fan material out there. Some of those stories are really good, and if Kathleen Kennedy only paid attention to the books and other fan-wikis we would probably have gotten far better movies than the junk we got from Disney now.

          • HvR

            January 14, 2020 at 16:07

            Uhm, sorry Kervyn but BS.

            All licensed work from EU was canon except where they were specifically labelled as not canon and that also why they never gave license to EU work that might class with future movie projects like the prequals.

            Case and point that little planet called Coruscant is an easy example as to why what pretty much everything you said is nothing more than repeating Disney spindoctoring to justify their stupid decisions.

          • Geoffrey Tim

            January 14, 2020 at 16:32

            Was. As of 2014, everything got redesignated as “Legends” with the only stuff remaining canon being the (as at the time) 6 films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, and Part I of the short story Blade Squadron. everything else was designated as legend, like mythology. niothing from the expanded universe is considered canon at all anymore.

            Edit: I dont really agree with how disney just brushed it all aside4, but as they own the brand, they can do whatever they like with it.

          • HvR

            January 14, 2020 at 16:32

            Not disagreeing with that.

            “The only official canon prior to the Disney era are the two trilogies and Star Wars: Clone Wars”

            “Those are the only stories that George Lucas recognized”

            “hence why nothing outside of the elements introduced in those stories are ever referenced in them”

          • Geoffrey Tim

            January 14, 2020 at 16:33

            ahh yeah fair. I disagree with Kervyn too on that, because according to Lucasfilm of old the canon “includes the screenplays, the films, the radio dramas and the novelizations.” It never included the games though. Old media has always had a general disdain for games.

  5. G8crasha

    January 14, 2020 at 13:40

    With all these proposed and actual adaptations, and Star Wars stories, etc., I hope somebody is making sure there is some consistency between all the different properties.

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      January 14, 2020 at 14:27

      There is a Lucasfilm Story Group whose sole job it is to keep track of all the various story elements so that everything (movies, cartoons, comics, novels, games, etc) all fit together cohesively. This was one of the first things Disney did when they declared the old Star Wars EU defunct, because that never had any official curation and thus often had stories contradicting each other.

      https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Lucasfilm_Story_Group

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      • HvR

        January 14, 2020 at 15:03

        So were they all on vacation when TLJ script was approved?

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          January 14, 2020 at 15:53

          There’s nothing in the TLJ script that contradicts or clashes with any canon story elements that came before this. Some may not prefer some of the choices made in the movie, but there was nothing done there that was… wrong, if you get my drift?

          Remember, Rian Johnson had already written TLJ before TFA was even done filming. What Johnson had done was always going to be the story. It’s the TROS where things got all wonky as Colin Trevorrow got replaced by JJ and Disney balked at some fan criticism and tried to “fix” things.

          Even then though, the fixes don’t inherently contradict TLJ thanks to being explained away in other mediums (like the Visual Dictionary and the comics, which is another gripe entirely) but it makes for a very sloppily told story. Whether you like TLJ or not, there’s no doubt that from a purely filmmaking perspective, things would have been waaaaay more coherent and cohesive had Disney just followed on from there fully committed to Rian’s story.

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  6. CrAiGiSh

    January 14, 2020 at 15:03

    I could get behind this.

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  7. konfab

    January 14, 2020 at 12:09

    [selkath sounds of cautionary excitement]

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 14, 2020 at 12:10

      Selkath….now that’s a name I haven’t heard, in a long, long time

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    • Raptor Rants

      January 14, 2020 at 12:25

      *throws millions of upvotes*

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  8. Stoompot

    January 14, 2020 at 17:06

    Just so long as it’s based on the SW universe and not the SJW universe!

    Reply

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