Sources now confirm the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic movie – and it’s a trilogy

    
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Them's fighting words.

Back in April, we covered Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy’s statements about the potential for a Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic movie. At the time, she confirmed Disney was “developing something to look at” but wouldn’t commit since she was concerned about the “cadence” of the franchise.

Welp, so much for that: Last night, BuzzFeed cracked the dodges and rumors wide open, with multiple sources confirming that a script for the planned movie is most definitely being written: by Laeta Kalogridis of Avatar fame. According to BuzzFeed, sources say she is “close to finishing the first script of a potential KOTOR trilogy.” and has been at work for the last year.

As our SWTOR columnist Larry Everett noted back in April, Star Wars fans have been in love with the Old Republic since comic books from the early ’90s that started with Tales of the Jedi and continued that love affair through the mid-aughts with the beloved BioWare video game Knights of the Old Republic, while modern fans are living out their antique Star Wars dreams in MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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Jiminy Smegit

Making an assumption that it is the GoT writers and based off the last season of GoT, if they have nothing to do with the writing process it might well turn out fine. Seasons 1-6 (based on the source material) were gold, season 7 was a little rocky and season 8 was lets throw all character motivations out the window and use them as weak setups for all the plot points we need to jam in, in too short a time frame. It was hot garbage, unless you are simple and are easily pleased by explosions and death.

I thought Rogue One was ok and everything else by Disney so far was just terribad. All we have seen is weak villains, new heroes with absolutely zero charisma and old heroes who have apparently had a lobotomy and are dying one by one in a cheesy Cluedo fashion. Add to this EA sitting on the game licence and doing nothing meaningful with it and Star Wars (outside of the tabletop RPG stuff, which is still fun) is dead for me.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

If this is the new Trilogy that Rian Johnson was supposed to be directing, then it’s bound to be utter tripe. At least he doesn’t seem to be involved in writing the story. That’s a bonus. But if he is in any way involved with this. I’ll take a hard pass.

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agemyth 😩

Let’s get a new game set in the Mandalorian Wars. A squad based shooter called Star Wars: Mandalorian Commando. Well, I guess that would just be Star Wars Battlefront: Mandalorian Wars from EA, but lets pretend its more exciting than that. Mandalorians vs. Revanchists.

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Vicarious Fan

that would require EA to make more then 3 star wars games in 7 years

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April-Rain

Interested in the movies as the current JJAbrams and Ryan johnson movies are absolute beyond terrible, the stand alone’s have been watchable and Star Wars as a franchise really needs saving at this point but I suspect its now broken beyond repair, dam you Last Jedi what a pile of shit joke of a movie.

As for further games by Bioware or EA, I have absolutely no interest.

The Bioware I loved is long since dead and EA can shove they monetization where the sun don’t shine, what a horrible company that preys on children.

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flatline4400

written: by Laeta Kalogridis of Avatar fame

So… Dances With Jedi?

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Cypher

New trilogy means new games… hopefully a proper KOTOR3 or swtor2

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Tamanous

New games? You mean EA’s 10 year license on Star Wars and has only put out 2 or so crap games, cancelled others and can’t make money on most games anymore because of increasing restrictions on RMT exploits?

What company will make these games? Bioware? They are in shambles. EA? Look at their recent history and what they have done to companies like Bioware. Things are bleak in AAA gaming and will be for a very long time and I do not see Disney working with indie companies due their spider web integration into nearly all entertainment at corporate levels.

One can dream though. I like to, but reality hits home hard and often these days when it comes to gaming.

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Ben Stone

I hope they just make it the same setting but avoid everything the games covered.

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Sorenthaz

Interesting, hopefully it retells the tales of Revan/the Exile instead of just making it all about unwriting the past where they have full freedom to do whatever they want.

Hopefully this might mean a TOR 2 as well instead of just trying to build on top of a mess with more expansions, but I kind of doubt that’ll happen.

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Armsman

It seems Disney just wants to ‘start fresh’ and try to reboot their Star Wars franchise without all the Lucas “there can be only two Sith” baggage and also to move away from all the stuff that caused a number of Star Wars fanatics to melt down over aspects of the current ‘new Trilogy’.

Don’t think it’ll work though as rabid fandom is rabid fandom and these days, such fanbases will tear apart anything different from what they remembered and loved when they first ‘fell in love’ with the franchise.

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Malcolm Swoboda

They could have started fresh by having the newer films be decades to centuries after Return of the Jedi with new Force organizations. They chose the nostalgia.

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Armsman

So, “Star Wars: The Next Generation”? ;)

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Malcolm Swoboda

In a sense. They could decide all sorts of things on top of what I said, but my point is that they were happy to mine nostalgia for years until allowing a trilogy go ‘nah’ to that part-way through.

Not totally, of course. But TLJ deliberately included a new Temple by Luke then demolished it, compared to the EU approach of it facing challenges but continuing, for example.

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Solaris

SO EXCITE!