It’s news that makes us quiver in excitement as a new rumours suggest that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is back in development. The supposed leak comes from Cinelinx, which claims that two unnamed sources close to the project have confirmed its existence.
Cinelinx, which has correctly leaked Star Wars-related news in the past, claims the game will be less of a remake and more of a “‘sequel’ of sorts.” The leakers also say the project would include elements from the first KotOR games to align with the Star Wars canon as it sits right now. Think ‘re-imagining’ more than ‘remake.’
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As always, take the news with a pinch of salt until we hear from EA or BioWare about the idea.
A new game might not be the only KotOR content on the way. According to new reports, Disney is now setting its sights on the series – but not as we know it.
It’s rumoured that the House of Mouse will take the era of the KotR games and turn them into something a little more Disney friendly: apparently both a movie and a television series are planned for its new streaming platform, Disney+.
The rumour comes from unnamed sources close to the project who spread word to FandomWire. As always with rumours like these, take them with a pinch of salt.
This time around, the idea might not be too far-fetched though. Just last year, we reported that a Knights of the Old Republic movie was coming, adding fuel to these new rumours.
At the time the head of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy said in an interview with MTV: “You know, we talk about [Knights of the Old Republic] all the time.
“Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much.
“We don’t have a crystal ball, you know, we tried a little bit with ‘Solo’ to see if we could do two movies a year and whether or not there really was an opportunity for that, and we felt that’s not going to work. So, we back off of that a little bit. But it doesn’t mean we don’t think about lots of different stories, because that’s the exciting thing about this universe.”
Hopefully we’ll hear from Disney soon about the idea!
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