Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed the company is exploring future projects set in the Old Republic but remains coy about whether this means a film, novel, comic, video game or any combination of the mediums.
"You know, we talk about that all the time," Kennedy told MTV News when asked about a potential Knights of the Old Republic project. "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."
#Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy talked to us about the future of #StarWars – including a Knights of the Old Republic movie and female filmmakers taking the helm, as well as Palpatine’s surprise return in the trailer for @StarWars #EpisodeIX pic.twitter.com/HCjEhdlRv7— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) April 16, 2019
At no point did Kennedy establish what that "something" is. While fans would surely hope for a film, it's also just as possible that a future KOTOR project could make its way to Disney+, joining The Mandalorian on the streaming service. Then again, it could also simply be a remake or sequel to the games for a future generation console.
Additionally, Kennedy at no point confirmed there was a KOTOR project set in stone. This places it in the same nebulous place as the Obi-Wan and Boba Fett spinoff films, both of which seem to have been quietly shut down.
It is important to note that Kennedy discussed other projects already in development, such as the set of films being produced by Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as Rian Johnson's trilogy. Her remarks about Star Wars beginning to feel like too much suggest a KOTOR film would be something extra on top of these two projects, which indicates, perhaps, that neither is the Old Republic tale fans of the Bioware games are hoping for.
Before fans can return to the Old Republic, however, there's still a sequel trilogy to finish.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkerstars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives December 20.