It’s not a new KOTOR game, but at least someone somewhere is being done with the classic Bioware IP.
Kathleen Kennedy, the president of LucasFilm, told MTV at the Star Wars Celebration that “something” was in development involving Knights of the Old Republic, the beloved Bioware RPG first released in 2004.
Kennedy was careful to stress, mind you, that nothing was concrete. “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.
The quote can be seen in the interview below, which contains other snippets about female directors working on Star Wars, what the studio might do in a post-Skywalker era, and when Palpatine entered the conversation.
There’s a few things to unpack here. Firstly, it doesn’t sound like this is a project that’s been greenlit. It might also not be a TV show or a movie; it could just be a spin-off product. The creators of Game of Thrones are working on a new Star Wars series, but Rian Johnson – a fan of KOTOR – has said he doesn’t think there’s enough meat there to warrant a full trilogy.
And then there’s the most critical element: the cadence of Star Wars. A lot of this stuff is heavily planned out in advance, and with how Rogue One and Solo panned out being so close to each other, it’s likely that Lucasfilm will want to keep their projects more spaced out to avoid movie fatigue. So even if Lucasfilm decides to give HK-47 and co. the big screen treatment, chances are it’ll be quite a while before any of it comes to fruition.
But look on the bright side! Lucasfilm are keen on doing a story thousands of years before the Empire came into existence. That’s real cool.
Then again, we might just be getting Pazzak cards.