Is Knights of the Old Republic Movie Coming? Everything You Need to Know

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The future of the Star Wars film franchise hasn't been this uncertain since Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012. While the galaxy far away continues to expand on Disney+, its future on the big screen is still a mystery.

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Kevin Feige, Patty Jenkins, and Taika Waititi are all still developing their own cinematic titles, but Disney and Lucasfilm haven't revealed much details about any of those movies and when they will be released in theaters. However, it looks like an exciting new Star Wars movie could bring a fan-favorite (and hugely underrepresented) part of the franchise's timeline into live-action.

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Fans of the massively popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game have been wondering if Disney and Lucasfilm will develop a movie or TV series set in the same timeline as the incredibly successful RPG that was originally released in 2003.

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The game was set thousands of years before the events of the prequel Star Wars trilogy, and now there are rumors claiming that a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic movie and TV show are in the works. Here's evertyhing you need to know:

Is there a Star Wars: Old Republic movie coming?

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Disney and Lucasfilm haven't officially confirmed any plans for a Star Wars: Old Republic movie but according to simultaneous rumors from Adam Frazier, Jordan Maison, and BigScreenLeaks, the next Star Wars film will be set in the Old Republic. Just one of these sources sharing the rumor wouldn't be considered much, but all three together give this claim some weight. This movie could start production as early as 2022.

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At the Star Wars Celebration Chicago in April 2019, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy was asked by MTV News about KOTOR, and she said, "Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall."

It appeared as if Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss' Star Wars movie trilogy would bring the Old Republic to the multiplex, but that series is now canceled.

In May 2019, BuzzFeed's Kate Aurthur reported that Laeta Kalogridis is penning the script for an adaptation of the KOTOR video game, and BuzzFeed describes the project as a "potential trilogy".

There are currently no updates if these films are in development.

In May 2022, author Mike Chen revealed that his new novel Star Wars: Brotherhood has connections to KOTOR.

When is Star Wars: Old Republic movie coming to theaters?

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So, when is the release date for the Star Wars movie based on Knights of the Old Republic?

We already know that Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron movie was just delayed from its December 2023 release, and without an official announcement from Disney and Lucasfilm yet, it's likely that the Star Wars: Old Republic movie could arrive in 2024, at the earliest.

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Is Star Wars: Old Republic TV series coming?

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The Old Republic is certainly an expansive enough era to support numerous movies and seasons of a TV show. It's not surprising that Lucasfilm is interested in this time period since it's an area of Star Wars canon that hasn't really been addressed in the Disney era. That might explain why the studio is allegedly looking at a TV series (most likely a Disney+ exclusive) to complement the feature film, allowing them to explore the Old Republic in greater detail and fully develop the story.

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A remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Republic video game is reportedly in the works for PlayStation 5, so there might be plans to release both the Old Republic movie and TV show around the time it comes out.

According to a new rumor from The DisInsder Show (via SFFGazette.com), we might see Darth Bane, Darth Nihilus, Darth Malak, and Darth Revan appear in Leslye Headland's The Acolyte series, which promises to explore The High Republic Era in live-action for the first time. 

Related: New Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Update Hypes Up Fans

Recently, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords was released for the Nintendo Switch on June 8, but there are no updates about the remake this month.

We will update this article with the latest information about the potential Star Wars: Old Republic movie or TV show once more details surface online.