We have a lot of potential details on the next Star Wars film and the future, at least on the silver screen, of this franchise is very uncertain following the movie, Episode IX which will release by this year. However, what we know for sure is that J.J. Abrams’ movie will be billed as the end of the Skywalker saga, and this means that whatever comes next will take the whole franchise in a new direction.
This should be regarded as a rumour as it has not come directly from Lucasfilm. An all-new rumour has stated that the next film which will go in front of cameras is the very first in Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ announced trilogy.
“[I was] approached about working on the next movie this Autumn. It is not the Rian Johnson trilogy, it is the Game of Thrones guys’ first movie, and it is set during the Old Republic, as Disney wants to open up the Star Wars timeline and appeal to a more ‘Game of Thrones’ style audience. So the timeline is hundreds of years prior to the Skywalkers, so think almost Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings. Filming starts in the Fall and art departments are in design phases now as the script is being finalised. That is all I know, but I am 95% confident that this is accurate.”
This is potentially very exciting. It’s also not the first we’ve heard of this new trilogy taking place during the Old Republic era. For those who may not be familiar, this era spans thousands of years prior to even the prequel trilogy and showcases the early days of the Sith and the Jedi. It’s rich ground for storytelling and would absolutely suit the sensibilities of the dudes behind Game of Thrones. It would also provide enough distance from any stories that have already been told in a galaxy far, far away to allow for a lot of creative freedom with the story.