The topic? The Old Republic, that time period within the galaxy far, far away that may be long, long prior to even the Star Wars prequel motion pictures. It is a time where Jedi and Sith fought on a enormous scale, just before the Sith had been reduced to the bizarre conspiracy of two Sith Lords as observed inside the prequels.read more
Thanks in large aspect towards the popular 2003 role-playing videogame Knights with the Old Republic, Star Wars fans in different on the web polls and Twitter chatter named this period as their favored when asked what Johnson really should concentrate on for his still-mysterious trilogy.
Guess what: he loves it also. But it’s just not compelling enough.
“Oh, they really like Knights from the Old Republic,” Johnson told my colleague Laura Prudom at a Final Jedi press event on Sunday. “I played that game when it 1st came out and it was like, god, I loved it. Yeah, that is a excellent game. And I comprehend it, the instinct to automatically visit one thing that you know and like, that you’ve currently noticed.”
And yet Johnson rejects that instinct. “To me,” he says, “what’s truly entertaining may be the notion of what new stuff are we gonna see, what new stories can we tell?”
The announcement of Johnson’s trilogy should really have been a tip-off; it mentioned the director would “introduce new characters from a corner in the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never ever prior to explored.” And yet fans held out hope that this unexplored corner could be set in the compelling ancient period, where we’d get SWTOR Credits to determine the order of Jedi Knights in their swashbuckling pre-prequel prime.
Soon after all, that Old Republic content material was swept aside when Star Wars canon was revised in 2014; so far as the official story is concerned, we’ve never ever visited that a part of the previous. Nonetheless, Johnson would favor to complete something completely new. “For me,” he says, “the possibility inside a new story told over 3 movies, go anyplace, do something, sky’s the limit, in Star Wars? That’s so thrilling.”
Okay, so what is it about? Johnson demurs: “I’m in the really, very beginning phases of attempting to take into consideration it so I do not know however,” he says. “I’m still figuring out what it really is gonna be.” No ballpark release year for the first in the trilogy has been announced, let alone an actual date.
But within the inventive struggle to come, when the pre-release hype for The Last Jedi is any indication, the Force is currently with Rian Johnson.