David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ Star Wars films rumored to be set during the Old Republic

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It’s time for another Star Wars rumor, and this one is about the new films by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Not much has been revealed on what their project is about since the Lucasfilm’s announcement, but one can assume that Kathleen Kennedy hired them for their world-building and mature take on fantasy. As for the new rumor, it’s said that the films will be taking place during the Old Republic.

The rumor comes from Star Wars News via an inside source who has contacted the fan site. Star Wars News’ John Hoey says that he isn’t too confident about the source, but he did say that the person provided proof that they have worked on every Star Wars film since Disney bought Lucasfilm.

“…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.”

We’ll have to wait and see if this is, in fact, true, but many fans have been craving a Star Wars film set during the Old Republic. BioWare’s Knights of the Old Republic is considered one of the best Star Wars stories out there along with it being one of the best Star Wars games.

“So the timeline is hundreds of years prior to the Skywalkers, so think almost Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings,” the source added.

The Old Republic is actually thousands of years before the Skywalker stories, and I’m just hoping the source isn’t knowledgable about that timeline. Either that or this person is talking out of their ass.

The source goes on to reveal that principal photography will begin later this year.

“Filming starts in the Fall and art departments are in design phases now as the script is being finalized,” the source continued. “That is all I know but I am 95% confident that this is accurate.”

If this is true, what do you think of the Game of Thrones showrunners doing a Star Wars film set during the Old Republic?

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