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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

For years, fans of the Star Wars franchise have been desperate for an adaptation of the Knights of the Old Republic video game, namely a film set within that time period. Given the great amount of untapped mythology in the series, it seemed primed for a film adaptation.

However, the anthology films have yet to touch the time period of the Old Republic with a ten foot pole, and with this announcement of a new trilogy from filmmaker Rian Johnson, there was a rekindled hope that fans could get their wish. Well, we can put those dreams to bed.

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Speaking with Mashable, Johnson himself said:

“Oh, they love Knights of the Old Republic. I played that game when it first came out and it was like, god, I loved it. Yeah, 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?”

Well, said, Johnson. The biggest weakness of the Star Wars films from Disney as of late, have been their unwillingness to explore unexplored territory. We’re happy to hear that Johnson is really looking outside of the box on this one.

Are you sad to hear that the Knights of the Old Republic won’t get adapted? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Mashable

  • FeixPunk

    I really had hoped they would do something with ancient Jedi and Sith. The REAL old republic. Nothing in the New era or OT era, and for Pete’s sake no more stuff between Episodes 3 and 4. Take some notes from the EU’s Sith War or Hyperspace War and create something new. But please, NO BANE!!!! Overrated punk!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.