Rian Johnson rules out Knights of the Old Republic joining Star Wars

When news broke that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director was set to map out a whole new trilogy of films away from the Skywalker saga, it didn't take long for a videogame classic to be cited.

In a new interview with Uproxx, his ruled out the possibility.

"To me", he says, "what's really fun is the notion of what new stuff are we gonna see, what new stories can we tell?"

"We were just generally talking about what we could do", the filmmaker told Collider.

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Asked about what happens after "Episode IX", Johnson said that the new trilogy he is developing would have a totally new story, and "Episode IX" would close J.J. Abrams' current trilogy. "Episode IX" is still in development and will not hit theaters until 2019, talks about the next films in the "Star Wars" franchise are already swirling around. This week, however, Johnson dropped new details about the future of "Star Wars", saying that his brand new trilogy would not be connected in any way with "Star Wars VII, VIII, and IX". So, it will be the first movie series that will go beyond the original trilogy's narrative.

I believe it went a little like this: Rian Johnson, fresh from wrapping "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (out this month), had such a great time hanging with the walking carpet, porgs and girl-next-door from "Blue Velvet" that he approached Lucasfilm with an idea that'd see them ideally extending his contract of employment. He even revealed that he does not know yet how it will be differently categorized compared to its predecessors.

"I'm just in the very beginning phases of coming up with it so right now the sky is kind of the limit", Johnson said while promoting "The Last Jedi" last week. As a result, we see a amusing little video of Stan reading some of Luke's classic lines.

Just released December 5, Canto Bight takes you to a key location from The Last Jedi with four interconnected stories. However, he promised that he would be following Luke's line, thus it will definitely be about the Jedi and "their place in the universe".

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