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Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy will not adapt Knights of the Old Republic

Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy will not adapt Knights of the Old Republic

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When it was announced that Rian Johnson would be writing and directing a completely new Star Wars movie trilogy, separate to the the already established Slywalker saga, many began to speculate that this new trilogy might be based on the popular Star Wars game Knights of the Old Republic. Unfortunately, Johnson dispelled these assumptions when he spoke to Mashable earlier this month:

Oh, love Knights of the Old Republic. I played that game when it first came out and it was like, god, I loved it, that’s a fantastic game. And I understand it, the instinct to automatically go to something that you know and love, that you’ve already seen. To me, what’s really fun is the notion of what new stuff are we gonna see, what new stories can we tell?

It is unfortunate to learn we likely won't ever see a film adaptation of Knights of the Old Republic, but at the same time it is exciting to ponder what new territory might be explored in the new trilogy.

Sad or relieved by this news? Let us know your reaction in the comments!

More about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (movie)

Approximately a year after the events of The Last Jedi, the remnants of the Resistance face the First Order once again - while reckoning with the past and their own inner turmoil - altogether bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's release date is December 20th, 2019.

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2017-12-17 10:23:36
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3 Fan responses to Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy will not adapt Knights of the Old Republic

MonsterZero

Dec-17-2017 3:26 PM

Yeah...It's a VERY good thing not to do a KOTR fan service. The fan backlash would be intense if he didn't get every character or plot point 'just right'. They would burn him at the stake...because every Star Wars fan knows exactly how it should be done.

Im Durp

Dec-17-2017 5:20 PM

Wasn't expecting this anyway, he wanted to do his own trilogy not be tied down by past stories, and kotor is one of the most well known EU story in the star wars universe.

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