MOVIE NEWS – We have some new possible details on the next Star Wars movie which may happen in the Star Wars: Old Republic era.
Someone, who has worked on every Disney Star Wars film, has shared some interesting information – reported starwarsnewsnet.com. According to them, the next Star Wars film could possibly begin filming this Fall, and it will be the first film in the series of films by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Still, before digging in, we should caution that this should only be regarded as a rumour for the time being, as it isn’t coming directly from Lucasfilm. That new rumour, which came from someone who is said to have worked on every Star Wars movie thus far, asserts that the next movie to go in front of cameras will be the first in Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ previously announced trilogy. What’s even more – and it’s a must for hardcore fans – the movie will take place in the Old Republic era.
“[I was] approached about working on the next movie this Autumn. It is not the Rian Johnson trilogy, it is the Game of Thrones guys’ first movie, and it is set during the Old Republic, as Disney wants to open up the Star Wars timeline and appeal to a more ‘Game of Thrones’ style audience. So the timeline is hundreds of years prior to the Skywalkers, so think almost Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings. Filming starts in the Fall and art departments are in design phases now as the script is being finalized. That is all I know but I am 95% confident that this is accurate,” told the anonymous source.
Star Wars: Old Republic: thousands of years prior to the prequel trilogy…
This could be very exciting. It’s also not the first we’ve heard of this new trilogy taking place during the Old Republic era. For those who are not really familiar, this era spans thousands of years prior to even the prequel trilogy and showcases the early days of the Sith and the Jedi. It’s rich ground for storytelling and would absolutely suit the sensibilities of the dudes behind Game of Thrones. It would also provide enough distance from any stories that have already been told in a galaxy far, far away to allow for a lot of creative freedom with the story.
There is a halfway decent chance we’ll learn more about this project at Star Wars Celebration next month. Then again, Disney is going to want a lot of the focus to be on Star Wars 9, which hits theatres on December 20. If this movie does indeed begin filming in the fall, it’s possible we could see it arrive as early as 2020. If this is actually happening, we should be hearing a lot more on that front sooner rather than later.
You can read our retro review of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic here.