Lucasfilm is currently developing an Old Republic movie or TV series

    
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The Old Republic as a setting has tugged at fans’ hearts since the early ’90s. The interest in the ancient history of the Star Wars universe sprung from a simple line from Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first movie in 1977: “For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic… before the dark times, before the Empire.” Now, there is word from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy that we will finally see the Old Republic on screen.

In an interview with MTV News, Kennedy revealed that the Old Republic is something that Lucasfilm is working on. The interviewer asked about future projects for the studio and mentioned the Old Republic. Kennedy replied: “You know, we talk about that all the time. Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much.”

Stories from the Old Republic began with comic books in the early ’90s with Tales of the Jedi and continued in the mid-2000s with the much-adored BioWare video game Knights of the Old Republic. Of course, now in the 2010s, we have the love-it-or-hate-it MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. Given this statement by Kennedy, the next decade will bring us an Old Republic movie or maybe a television series.

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Nordavind

Please be KOTOR and nor SWTOR!

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mpandu.nky

Just got a survey invite from Disney South-East Asia about OTT series & content. I’m guessing it’s for their new subscription service launch, but some of the questions were related to Star Wars.

Fingers crossed they’re actually serious about it and are currently scoping out opportunities?

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Solaris

Revan must be a part of this. For the love of god…

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Dragon Whimsy

“We’re developing something to take a look at” is not the same thing as “we’re developing an Old Republic movie or series.” It just means “we’re throwing ideas around to see if we’re interested in it”.

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Alex Hyer

Yeah, all the media is running with this click bait trash.

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ihatevnecks

Something people miss is that the Old Republic isn’t just a Revan thing.

The Tales of the Jedi era comics, which preceded the KOTOR game chronologically and in publication, also covered the Old Republic. Hell technically the Galactic Republic was (originally) also referred to as the Old Republic, and that covered everything up to the ascension of the Empire in the prequels trilogy.

It’s basically a 1000+ year period, so they don’t have to touch Revan at all. I’d honestly prefer they didn’t, as there’s plenty of other stories to be told. New canon, so do something new with it.

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NeoWolf

NANI!??

Now that is an appealing prospect. If that were a movie based on the KOTOR I would be super happy as that was such a good story and Revan etc..is already semi-canonical so it wouldn’t be a huge leap.

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Cyclone Jack

While I would love to see an Old Republic show or movie, I don’t think there is anyone affiliated with the IP who is capable of producing one.

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Richard de Leon III

I get the impression with lucasfilm actually developing a TOR series might have saved SWTOR from imminent shutdown. Its just speculation on my part, but the in-game population is sparse enough that there was always a danger of EA shutting it down within a year or so. Maybe this means itll have a longer life than expected and itll be safe to reinvest in a sub.

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Anstalt

Whilst I enjoy the potential of the Old Republic era, due to the large amounts of Jedi running about with lightsabers, I’ve yet to particularly enjoy any of the games set in the Old Republic.

KOTOR and KOTOR2 were alright, I played them both through a few times, but they mainly stand out simply because they’re some of the only Star Wars RPGs out there. The combat was extremely clunky and I don’t like story in my games so didn’t care about that, and I’ve never really enjoyed that graphics style.

SWTOR was just garbage through and through, it was the straw that broke my MMO back.

So, I don’t have high hopes for a TV series. My expectation is it’ll be fairly childish. I realise that all SW stuff is kept fairly clean but theres a difference between being clean and suitable for all, and being childish. If the series is animated then chances are I just won’t enjoy it at all, but if it’s real people then at least it has a chance of being enjoyable. So, I will wait and see, I remain a massive SW fan and so am always happy when more is developed, I just hope this’ll be higher quality than Disney’s previous attempts.

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Tuor of Gondolin

If this announcement had been made before the current trilogy, I might feel marginally excited about it. Instead, it fills me with dread.