New Star Wars Films Rumored to Occur in ‘High Republic Era’. Previously, we reported of a new set of Star Wars trilogy that was meant to be created by Game of Thrones writers, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. Weiss and Benioff backed down from the project at the end of 2019 over fears of backlash from the Star Wars franchise after a not so successful finish to their hit show, Game of Thrones.
Many fans have been wondering what other factors may have intimidated the writers into backing out of writing new Star Wars Stories, and it seems the scope of the films was much more than what was known by the public at the time. The folks at MakingStarWars.Net have shared new insight into what we can expect from these new films.
First off, the films will not be a formal trilogy. They will instead be a series of films taking place around the same time period known by Star Wars fans as the “High Republic Era,” which took place roughly 400 years before the events of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The new film structure was discussed by Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy, who feels this will allow for a more free flowing way of story telling.
“Obviously, that’s what’s we’ve been spending so much time talking about, and it’s a really important transition for ‘Star Wars,’” Kennedy said. “What we’ve been focused on these last five or six years is finishing that family saga around the Skywalkers. Now is the time to start thinking about how to segue into something new and different. I think it gives us a more open-ended view of storytelling and doesn’t lock us into this three-act structure,” she continued. “We’re not going to have some finite number and fit it into a box. We’re really going to let the story dictate that.”
The films will still be connected through various characters and key moments and events, but will not be formatted to continue telling the same story through a primary set of characters. We may or may not get the chance to see current characters such as Master Yoda and Maz Kanata, who we know to have been alive or born during the High Republic Era, and we may get to see the appearance of Darth Bane, but that is yet to be seen.
Check out MakingStarWars.Net’s insightful video here:
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