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New Star Wars Movies Rumoured To Be Set 400 Years Before Skywalker Saga

As it turns out, we might already know where the new Star Wars movies post-Skywalker Saga could be headed.

According to Making Star Wars, the next series of films in the iconic franchise may take place in the High Republic era – a time set roughly four centuries before the events of the main movie canon, which ended with The Rise of Skywalker.

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Interestingly, this was apparently the same series of films that were to be produced by former Game of Thrones showrunners D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, both of whom have since left the project.

It isn’t known who will be in charge of these new films now, but we know for certain it will not be Kevin Feige, whose own Star Wars project is set to take place in a different setting (and possibly timeline) entirely.

In any case, there is plenty to be excited about should these particular movies were to be made. For the uninitiated, the High Republic (not to be confused with the Old Republic featured in the hugely popular games put out by BioWare) was a time in Star Wars canon where the Force was at the peak of its usage, as both the Jedi and Sith were at their most active.

This means that there could be potential to explore both the Light and Dark sides, as there were very interesting characters in that period. For the Jedi, one could imagine how the iconic Jedi Master Yoda would be at the peak of his powers. And for the red corner of the Force, it is the time where the Rule of Two philosophy (basically, the Sith needs to be ruled by one Dark Lord and an Apprentice, see Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker in the main and prequel trilogy) was first established by the godfather of the Sith, the enigmatic Darth Bane.

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Yoda vs Darth Bane as seen in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.

However, what’s even more interesting is that this period could be the setting of the mysterious Project Luminous – an upcoming multimedia project in 2020 that was announced by Disney, Marvel, Del Rey and IDW Publishing – the stories of which could culminate in the potential new movies.

According to Ziro.hu, Project Luminous could be treated in a way not dissimilar to that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – something that Kevin Feige would certainly have the expertise to pull off successfully.

In any case, exciting times lie ahead for Star Wars fans. We can expect the first of these new movies to be out as early as 2022, according to Disney’s own rollout schedule.


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