During the fantastic events of Star Wars Celebration 2019, Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy, sat down with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz to answer a few questions. Amongst other things, Horowitz asked whether Lucasfilm had any Knights of the Old Republic projects in the pipeline. To which Kennedy, surprising, revealed they did.
When asked about the potential Knights of the Old Republic project, Kennedy responded, “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 be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much.”
That “cadence to Star Wars” is something that Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, also mentioned in an interview last week. Iger was talking specifically to Star Wars movies taking a break after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. While speaking to Bloomberg, Iger stated the studio will “take a pause, some time, and reset, because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Star Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”
It’s too early to jump to conclusions in thinking the Knights of the Old Republic project is a Star Wars feature film simply by comparing Kennedy and Iger’s comments. Though the Knights of the Old Republic time period is rife with content that either Rian Johnson or the team of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss could utilize in their respective film series.
There are plenty of avenues that a Knights of the Old Republic project could take shape as. It could be a comic, Disney + series, or even a revival of the classic gaming series. The latter may seem unlikely though considering rumors of that very thing were shot down just a couple of years ago.