So a bit of a primer before we roll into this one: Nothing in this story should suggest that Star Wars: The Old Republic is being adapted for TV or film or anything else like that. Still, director Dave Wilson, who is sitting in the chair for the upcoming Vin Diesel comic book film Bloodshot and who is more notable to fans as the director for the SWTOR cinematics, has weighed in on what he thinks the game would look like in alternate media.
When posed the “what if” scenario of directing a SWTOR film or TV series during an interview regrding the Bloodshot film, Wilson was pretty succinct in his opinion on how SWTOR should be interpreted:
“I would do a series. I love what they did with Mandalorian. I think there’s just too many characters and too much ground to cover. And I feel, inevitably, you do someone an injustice by not covering a character well enough.”
Wilson further went on to focus on the character of Darth Malgus, noting that his inclusion in the Deceived cinematic brought him a sense of pride in watching Malgus transform into a full character. “I wrote that story, that event for them and that character. And now that statue sits on – I’m a giant nerd – this statue sits in my office at home and there’s books that they’ve written about him and I’m like, ‘This is awesome,'” remarks Wilson. “Just to have contributed anything to that franchise is a pretty remarkable thing.”
So, it sounds quite a bit like Wilson is emotionally attached to the SWTOR franchise, and I say who better to direct a TV series for the game? Or maybe just hire Blur Studio to put together a whole CG animated mini-series. I’d be good with either.