“Yes, we are developing something to look at.”
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has said that there is something related to Knights of the Old Republic currently in development or in talks of being put in to development.
At Star Wars Celebration, Josh Horowitz of MTV News asked Kennedy about Knights of the Old Republic and if there is anything in the works related to the much loved series.
“You know, we talk about that all the time,” Kennedy answered. “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.”
So, while this doesn’t necessarily mean anything is in active development at the moment, there are those working on something related to KOTOR, possibly the rumored movies by the Game of Thrones showrunners or maybe some form of Knights of the Old Republic 3, which we recently found out some planned story details about.
Either way, it’s exciting to know that something KOTOR related is possible for Star Wars fans in the future.
The interview also revealed that Disney+ may be a way to tell stories of existing characters once the Skywalker saga ends, and that they are really working on bringing in more female directors, first in The Mandalorian and Cassian Andor and then more-so after.
Lastly, she revealed that the return of Emperor Palpatine in some form has been part of the plan since all the way back to when they were talking about The Force Awakens.
Furthermore, Emperor Palpatine actor Ian McDiarmid has known all about it since the beginning and that, in regards to returning to his character, he was “so gung-ho, he was so for it. He had a blast.”
While it may be a while until we find out what this KOTOR project actually is, we do know that Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019, and a month before we will get Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which also had its big debut at Star Wars Celebration.
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