Star Wars may be heading back to the Old Republic - both in film and games!

Star Wars may be heading back to the Old Republic - both in film and games!

There are rumours swirling around that the next series of Star Wars films may be entering production later this year with Game of Thrones showrunners D.B.Weiss and David Benioff kicking off their first project. Rumours suggest that this new series could be set hundreds of years before the Skywalker saga placing it firmly within the realms of the 'Old Republic'.

This is an interesting development and might suit Weiss and Benioff well; bringing a Game of Thrones / Lord of the Rings vibe to the Star Wars universe and would be a stark departure from previous Star Wars stories.

Not only this, but we've seen a number of job listings, first reported on PCGamesN for Lucasfilm Games - it seems that Disney may be looking to take more control over their gaming properties in the future and there's been more than one rumour that the first project might well be a new instalment or maybe more likely a reboot of the Knights of the Old Republic series.

We wouldn't be surprised if these projects are developed in tandem allowing Disney to capitalise across media for this new Star Wars property and allowing for a new canon take on Star Wars history.

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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