When a new Star Wars project has been announced, there is some contingent from the fans which make a jump to one question: Will we get an adaptation of Knights of the Old Republic games?
The answer to this has been, “No, Knights of the Old Republic isn’t happening!”
But now, there is a lot of logic behind this speculation. It has been announced that we will get a new Star Wars series from D.B. Weiss and David Benioff.
Knights of the Old Republic is a part of the Star Wars saga and had begun as a Dark Horse comic series. KOTOR is a story set 4,000 years before Star Wars: A New Hope and the Sith army is on a destruction campaign. The storyline follows Revan being captured and wounded in a raid by the Jedi Strike team. With Revan wounded, the Jedi Council has an opportunity to reprogram this Sith Lord.
In the first KOTOR, Revan has his loyalty to the light side tested. As the evil memories resurface, Revan makes a choice between light and dark. A sequel game had followed Revan’s former disciples from Mandalorian Wars. The Exile has to track down a weapon choose between the light or dark side.
The Knights of the Old Republic games have been discussed by the fans as a film adaptation. Weiss and Benioff seems fitting for these kind of materials and they have turned Game of Thrones into a pop-culture. While it might be reductive, Hollywood’s trend to make lightning strike twice makes us believe that Lucasfilm may capture the relevance of the medieval fantasy and infuse that into the Star Wars franchise.
- The prospects of KoToR being a movie series is attractive for many reasons:
- It is a reboot of the Star Wars franchise within the boundaries of its canon.
- It will come with lots of enthusiasm from the fans but is free of obligations like the Skywalker Saga.
- There will be lots of freedom to reinvent and re-create characters.
- The themes of KotoR will be a whole new angle for this film franchise and will offer deeper explorations of the light and dark.
- KoToR offers a new realm of merchandising possibilities like gadgets, weapons, vehicles, and design aesthetics.
Game of Thrones is now gearing for the final season and Star Wars is broadening its franchise before the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga (Episode IX) arrives. Movies like Solo: A Star Wars Story will incorporate the Expanded Universe mythos into its canon.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will release on May 25th, and Star Wars: Episode IX will release on December 20, 2019.