Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy Talks Future of Star Wars & Knights of the Old Republic Film Development

Star Wars Celebration in Chicago might have ended, but news of  future content for the franchise keeps arriving as Lucastfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed plans following the release of Rise of Skywalker, including developing a Knights of the Old Republic movie.

In an interview with MTV News, Kennedy has expressed how Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the”appropriate time” to explore other characters and stories outside of the Skywalker Saga. She states that the company has “[…] more possibilities with Disney+ now to be able to look at that space and find perhaps even smaller stories, grittier stories, and yet ‘Mandalorian’, which is huge hopes and scales” and that they’re “excited about what the potential is for the kind of things that we [Lucasfilm] can do”.

Kennedy was also asked about the possibilities of female directed content for the Star Wars franchise and has reassured that there already are female directors in work for upcoming projects, like Bryce Dallas Howard directing certain episodes for The Mandalorian. Other female directors will have the opportunity to work for the upcoming “Cassian Endor” series.  Nonetheless, she said, “Once we begin to block out the next ten years that will be a huge focus”

Finally, when asked about Knights of the Old Republic Kennedy answered with a smile that the team at Lucasfilm is indeed working on developing the fan-favorite Star Wars video game for a film. She confessed that they “have to be careful that there is a cadence to ‘Star Wars’ that doesn’t have to feel too much.” Solo: A Star Wars Story is an example for their “Two movies per year” plan that Kennedy understood that was not going to work. Even though they backed off their original plans for sequels, she said, “that doesn’t means that they don’t want to make different stories”.

The full interview can be seen below:

Knights of the Old Republic is a role-playing video game originally for the Microsoft Xbox, developed by Bioware, and one of the most famous Star Wars content in the lore since its release in 2003. Taking place almost 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire, the Sith Lord Darth Malak ruled the Republic with a mighty force. The player takes the role of a Jedi, choosing the character classes and could even decide to either be faithful to the Jedi Code or follow the path of the Dark Side.

No official production plan for KotOR has been confirmed, but follow us on Twitter @TheCinemaSpot for the latest Star Wars news!