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Rian Johnson Confirms His Trilogy Will NOT Be A Knights of the Old Republic Adaptation

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Ammianus Marcellinus

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    So he played Knights of the Old Republic? Good man! In Rian we trust!
     
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    I agree with all this. And I'm sure a Johnson Old Republic trilogy would be crazy good and unexpected. But even in new canon, it comes with some restrictions. You have some hints at Old Republic events in Clone Wars, Rebels, and Doctor Aphra. Plus there's all the things that you would need to include or else face the wrath of fans. When I see Old Republic made canon, I'd like to see some version of Revan. But I don't want Johnson to be forced into making a Revan movie.

    My personal hope is that they'll make good on the promise of showing part of the Star Wars universe NEVER explored before. Get us out of prequel, sequel, original trilogy or old republic, if not in time then in place. Do something crazy new. Maybe I'm a hopeless dreamer but I'd love to see Johnson get to go crazy.
     
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    @Jaxxon First of all - WELCOME to the Cantina!

    Second of all - You took the words right out of my mouth. Totally agree with you - I am ready for an entirely NEW story never before explored with no ties to anyone.
     
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    More Than You Know.
    .... WAY MORE...
    Yep.

    This ISN'T Going To GO The WAY You THINK !

    ... Folk Don't Think.


    Nope.

    :(
     
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    As much as I have enjoyed the Kotor games and why they shouldn't/won't never be adapted into a series of films..im actually cool with that. I love the story and characters but I feel that Kotor should be left as its own thing as we know it. It will always have a special place in my heart especially of how I felt while playing the game for the first time.

    That being said...that doesn't mean that there can't be any stories and characters that can't be introduced in the Old Republic era. Rian could...thing is we still don't know exactly of what his trilogy will entail. Even if he goes that route...id still be game.

    For now...just have to wait and see...
     
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    Oh well, may other eras to choose from. Do us proud RJ.
     
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    If you guys we're Rian Johnson and you have the opportunity to create a whole new Star Wars universe with total creative freedom, what would you do?
    Would you take already known and established stories or would you make your own history?
    The answer is pretty obvious. :)
     
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    I love TFA and i want the new trilogy to be set in the old republic :eek: , but i trust Ryan will create a fantastic story nontheless.
     
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    I have always maintained there is plenty of room for innovation and the revealing of untold tales within Star Wars galaxy.

    However creative they can get, though, the overall story must still fit tonally and chronologically (past or future) within this same Star Wars galaxy.

    Venture too far, remove all the historic and the familiar, do without any greater contexts (and perhaps references to The Force, or whatever it is called in the past or future by others; e.g. Ashla) and we might just have a storyline which could fit in any galaxy and go by any other name outside of Star Wars.

    Which is to say, wherever this story is set (place / time), I believe this new trilogy does should, at the very least, still feel related to the greater Star Wars history/continuity and mythology.

    The new trilogy cannot exist within a perfect vacuum in terms of storyline.

    "Lesser" storylines (i.e. non-saga-grade) stories have always been relegated to comics and books, and rightly so. This new trilogy cannot be tantamount to entirely a random fan fiction endeavor. So, my storyteller instincts lead me to anticipate some connection, if only indirect or tenuous, between the Sequel Trilogy and this trilogy yet to be created.

    I also think the very existence of this new trilogy -- not a single Star Wars Story per se but a full set of three movies -- must be justified in some meaningful manner beyond "hey, let's try something different" in order to generate sincere interest and care among fans.

    Hopefully they (Rian + the Story Group) do have something so compelling in mind as to require or demand at least three films.

    Star Wars really is infinitely extensible, but the quality of the storyline, character development, and overall ideas must be upheld.

    May the Force be with them!
     
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    Rian is excited about giving us something entirely new in the Star Wars universe... it excites me that someone as creative as him is gonna start with a blank sheet and an almost limitless budget from Disney.

    i cannot wait :)
     
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    Old Republic has never been explored in canon. Rian could make it look like anything he wanted. Can you imagine the outrage though?

    It would be interesting to see a truly unexplored area of Star Wars, it would have to take place far away in either time or location. But what exactly then would make it Star Wars? Is it the existence of the Force? Could you have a Star Wars movie without the Force? Could you do it simply with the style of storytelling and cinematography of the original trilogy? It's an interesting question.
     
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    I never played KOTOR. I have no feeling for it good or bad. I just know that when Obi-Wan talked about the Jedi Knights being the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic for over a thousand generations, I wanted to know more about THAT. Maybe Johnson touches it, maybe he doesn’t. This quote isn’t really definitive either way.
    Outrage that would realistically result in what though?
     
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    Haha, very true. That's exactly what I want though, movies exploring the Old Republic based solely on that one line from Obi Wan. There are literally thousands of years to work with there so it's completely open to exploration.
     
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    I like the speculation of the folks at MSW: something that connects to whatever lore RJ introduces in the TLJ (e.g. concerning the force tree, the first Jedi temple, the Journal of the Whills): for example, the story of the origin of the Jedi. This probably pre-dates even the beginning of the Republic, and could even include the story of its foundation: more than suitable material for an 'epic trilogy'...
     
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    This makes sense. It looks like Rian has been thinking about primeval origins of the Jedi so it seems like a perfect fit for him to explore the events that went into it. Like who wrote those ancient books we see in the trailer? Why did they write them? How did people interact with the force before the Jedi? Was that when the force discovered for the first time or simply codified? There's definitely enough there for Rian to explore if he wants to.
     
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    As mentioned by all of you guys above, I really think that the trilogy will be placed far in the past timeline, before the Old Republic ( maybe! ). However, I am still hoping for it to take place in the future ( between the Episode IX & X ) where they possibly set up a whole new villain or threat you could say. With the new villain set up, this will be a great pull, reason and need for our heroes to come back for Episode X, XI & XII where we shall wrap it up!

    In short, I want a trilogy about the history of the Force and a trilogy between the current trilogy and the next to set it up. It might be far fetched, but nonetheless, I believe in Rian Johnson, and I hope his idea would be more compelling and something that we never could have taught of. We are waiting for your Last Jedi, Rian! :)
     
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    I don't know why people are erecting these strawmen that Legends fans are somewhat hypocritical for wanting an Old Republic trilogy while not liking TFA for its blatant unoriginality. What is meant is that canon's Old Republic/primeval era be shown in a feature-length film. Besides, as a die-hard fan of KotOR and the Dark Horse publications, I would not want what would essentially amount to a video-game adaptation. A different interpretation is entirely welcome because it would be pointless not to make a different one.
     
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