Rumors have been circulating for years that the Star Wars franchise is planning to make a movie based on the Old Republic era. The idea has excited fans and sparked conversations about what this film could entail.
But is it really happening? Let’s dive into the details to find out.
What is the Old Republic Era?
The Old Republic era takes place thousands of years before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy. During this time, the galaxy was ruled by a republic made up of many different species, including humans, Twi’leks, and Wookiees. The Jedi Order was also at its peak during this era, with many powerful Jedi serving as peacekeepers throughout the galaxy.
Why Fans Want an Old Republic Movie
There are several reasons why Star Wars fans are eager for a movie set in the Old Republic era. For one, it would be a chance to explore a new part of the Star Wars universe that hasn’t been seen on screen before. Additionally, it would give filmmakers an opportunity to introduce new characters and storylines that aren’t tied to existing canon.
Is It Happening?
While there hasn’t been an official announcement about an Old Republic movie from Lucasfilm or Disney, there have been several hints that suggest it may be in development.
In 2019, rumors surfaced that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were working on a new Star Wars trilogy set during the Old Republic era. However, after their controversial final season of Game of Thrones aired, they parted ways with Lucasfilm and it’s unclear if their project is still in development.
More recently, in December 2020, Lucasfilm announced that Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman) would be directing a new Star Wars film called Rogue Squadron. While there’s no confirmation yet on what era the film will take place in, some fans are speculating that it could be set during the Old Republic era.
While there’s no concrete evidence that an Old Republic movie is in production, the rumors and hints suggest that there’s a good chance we’ll see one in the future. Whether it’s from Benioff and Weiss or another filmmaker, a movie set in this fascinating era of Star Wars history would be sure to excite fans and expand the franchise in exciting new ways.