Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy Teases ‘Knights Of The Old Republic’ Film or Series In The Works
For years fans have been hoping for some sort of big or small screen adaptation of Knights of the Old Republic, based on the popular video game series. Now, thanks to a new interview fans may finally get what they’ve been hoping for.
While speaking with MTV News, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was asked about a possible Knights of the Old Republic project she quickly stated that an idea is on the table, Kennedy didn’t confirm whether that would be a series for Disney+, or a feature film, nor did she give any other details on the project.
Details on future Star Wars films remain under wraps, however, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss are set to develop a new trilogy. The duo will work closely with Rian Johnson who is also developing a trilogy of his own. Together they will work to create the next saga in the Star Wars franchise.
In addition to confirming a Knights of the Old Republic movie, Kennedy also confirmed Lucasfilm is looking for female directors to helm entries in the franchise once its future is planned out. Lucasfilm has been criticized in the past for its lack of diversity amongst its directors. You can check out what Kennedy had to say in the video below.
#Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy talked to us about the future of #StarWars – including a Knights of the Old Republic movie and female filmmakers taking the helm, as well as Palpatine’s surprise return in the trailer for @StarWars #EpisodeIX pic.twitter.com/HCjEhdlRv7
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) April 16, 2019
Up next for the Star Wars franchise is the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, which debuts on Disney’s streaming service on November 12, 2019. Followed by the end of the Skywalker saga as Star Wars episode IX now titled Rise of Skywalker hitting theaters on December 20, 2019. Also in production for Disney+ is the Rogue One prequel series centered on Cassian Andor, which is set to debut some time in 2020.
Source: MTV News