Star Wars: Kathleen Kennedy confirms that they are working on something set in the Old Republic

Star Wars: Kathleen Kennedy confirms that they are working on something set in the Old Republic

There has been speculation that one of the upcoming Star Wars projects might be a film or series of films set in the time of the 'Old Republic' - before the time of the Jedi and the Sith. Now Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed in an interview with MTV that they are working on something in that time period.

When asked if they were developing any projects around Knights of the Old Republic Kennedy said, "You know, we talk about that all the time. Yes, we are developing something to look at."

It has been rumoured that the project D.B.Weiss and David Benioff are working on would be set in and around the Old Republic and would be more in the spirit of something like Lord of the Rings rather than traditional Star Wars. This would suit the duo well given their time developing and showrunning Game of Thrones.

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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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