Simon Brew

Dec 6, 2017

Writer and director Rian Johnson rules out using Knights Of The Old Republic for his upcoming Star Wars trilogy…

When news broke that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director was set to map out a whole new trilogy of films away from the Skywalker saga, it didn’t take long for a videogame classic to be cited. The 1993 game Knights Of The Old Republic is regarded as one of the very best Star Wars games, and its story is ripe for exploration on the big screen.

But Rian Johnson won’t be exploring it.

In a new interview with Uproxx, his ruled out the possibility. “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”, he said.

“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”, he said.

And that’s what he intends to do. The first of his new trilogy is expected in 2021…