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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Being Considered at Lucasfilm

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According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, "something" related to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is being developed at the movie and television production company. In an interview with MTV News, Kennedy alludes to the possibility of a Knights of the Old Republic movie or show. She describes how Lucasfilm is "developing something to look at," implying that while a project may be in development, nothing is confirmed to be moving forward.

The second half of Kennedy's response regarding Knights of the Old Republic makes the reality of the situation clearer. "Right now I have no idea where things fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn't start to feel like too much." In other words, it's not only a matter of whether Lucasfilm believes it can make a good Knights of the Republic feature, but also that there are broader issues with the Star Wars franchise that take priority.

The unsaid issue here is that Disney may be feeling like it over-saturated the market with Star Wars with Episodes 7 and 8, Rogue One, and Solo. Kennedy makes it clear that the franchise's release cadence has been reworked. This means that Star Wars films and shows are likely to be spaced out much more widely than prior. So, even if Lucasfilm wanted to make a Knights of the Old Republic film or show, it may not be able to fit it into plans for the Star Wars franchise, or could be far enough out that Lucasfilm can't say with certainty that it's a reality just yet.

Even framed in skepticism, Kennedy's statement should be taken as a net positive by Knights of the Old Republic fans. This is Lucasfilm's most influential name acknowledging that a Knights of the Old Republic project is under consideration. More than that, it's Kennedy speaking publicly about the project, and likely gauging public interest. For anyone hoping for the Knights of the Old Republic timeline in Star Wars to see a resurgence, many may view this as an exciting signal from Lucasfilm.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a well-known franchise within the video game industry. The original Knights of the Old Republic game was an RPG developed by BioWare in 2003. Its sequel was developed by Obsidian and released in 2004, but marked the end of the series after publisher LucasArts canceled the third game during a challenging period in the company's history.

The franchise saw a resurgence in 2011 with the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic which continues to receive expansions, but whether another major release in the franchise will ever come to be remains a mystery. Having a major film or television show tied to Knights of the Old Republic would definitely help support the argument for making Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 3, though.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is available on Android and iOS devices, PC, the original Xbox, and it is playable on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One via their respective backward compatibility features.

Source: MTV News - Twitter

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