Rian Johnson has ruled out using the "Knights of the Old Republic" in his upcoming "Star Wars" trilogy.
Despite the title, the new movie will be all about the new characters, as the official plot synopsis explains: "In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past".
Féile Star Wars will kick off with the first screenings of The Last Jedi at Dingle's Phoenix Cinema, one of the few remaining independent cinemas in Ireland, on December 14. Yeah, that's a fantastic game.
The "Knights of the Old Republic" takes place nearly 4,000 years before the formation of the Galactic Empire, where Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Malak, has unleashed a Sith armada against the Republic. Although it is not yet revealed what the new story canon will be all about, in a new interview, the 43-year-old director talked about his plans for the movie series. And I understand it, the instinct to automatically go to something that you know and love, that you've already seen... What's really fun is the notion of what new stuff are we gonna see, what new stories can we tell?
Or maybe Poe makes out with Finn and he just doesn't want to spoil it.
The video below features Hamill explaining how "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is no longer all about Luke, even as fans may think it that way.
Creating a new "Star Wars" canon is, probably, the biggest decision Disney and Lucasfilm have ever made after the announcement of the current sequel trilogy.
However we do know what it's not going to be, and that is it won't be about The Old Republic. "Personally, I want to see a Yoda origin story".