Rian Johnson Says His Star Wars Trilogy Is Not Based On The Old Republic

After news broke last month about Rian Johnson’s next Star Wars trilogy, fans went wild. Speculating exactly where the franchise would be directed with this new trilogy, ideas such as Knights of the Old Republic and a new sequel trilogy for the latest trilogy of Star Wars films. Now, Johnson has broken his silence just enough to say that The Old Republic will not be the focus of his new endeavor. In an interview with Mashable, Johnson 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…. For me, the possibility in a new story told over three movies, go anywhere, do anything, sky’s the limit, in Star Wars? That’s so exciting.

Johnson also said he is not yet exactly sure where his next trilogy is headed. When Lucasfilm released that a new trilogy was in development, they said that it would focus on a portion of the Star Wars universe never before explored.

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Written By: Zach Smith

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