Star Wars: next trilogy won't be Knights Of The Old Republic
Dec 07 2017 by Francis Osborne
The video below features Hamill explaining how "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is no longer all about Luke, even as fans may think it that way.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, JohnBoyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro. I played that game when it first came out and it was like, god, I loved it.
In a recent interview with Collider, Mark Hamill noted how the story has moved on from Luke Skywalker and on to the new protagonist.
It's become tradition that whenever a new Star Wars movie is on the horizon, fans pore over every rumour, spy photo and piece of marketing material in the build up to its release, proposing countless theories in an effort to answer some of those burning questions about the galaxy far, far away. "And I understand it, the instinct to automatically go to something that you know and love, that you've already seen", he said.
So, very unlikely that the new trilogy will be set way, way back in the "Knights of the Old Republic" days and more likely, stories set within the same time as the original trilogy that fix on characters we've not followed.
The "Knights of the Old Republic" takes place nearly 4,000 years before the formation of the Galactic Empire, where Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Malak, has unleashed a Sith armada against the Republic.
"There's some cool stuff in the "Star Wars" universe they can use, there's cool fan theories they can use that could be part of the movies too, I mean, why not?"