‘Rogue One’s John Knoll Teases New ‘Star Wars’ Story Idea

Apr 27, 2017


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the brainchild of Industrial Light & Magic’s John Knoll and he’s telling The Hollywood Reporter he might be cooking up a new story idea for another Star Wars film.

“I have another idea I’ve been tinkering with,” he said after participating on a Rogue One Super Session during the National Association of Broadcasters Show. “It’s maybe 75 percent there. I haven’t pitched it to [Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy]. It’s another Star Wars thing.”

We really have no idea if Knoll is pulling story ideas from title crawls again or coming up with something totally new.

Last week, we reported on the rumor circling that Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail was taking pitch meetings with Lucasfilm to write an anthology film. That may or may not be either for Boba Fett or Kenobi movies.

Josh Trank‘s anthology film was originally going to be a Boba Fett film and reportedly was going to be revealed at Star Wars Celebration in 2015. We had word last year that film was back in some sort of development and could be ready for that 2020 release date.

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Guillermo del Toro revealed he also had a pitch meeting with Lucasfilm, which might have something to do with his dream idea of Jabba The Hutt movie. Guillmero naming John Knoll as someone he’s talked to.

“Saying all that caveat, I will say there’s some characters that are great, and I have talked to Kathleen Kennedy and John Knoll about ideas.”

Lucasfilm’s Kathy Kennedy has recently teased an anthology announcement this summer and said the following to Spanish outlet eCartelera (via SWNN) which teases future film development meetings happening in the next six to eight months.

“To be honest, we are beginning to talk about [the spin-offs] right now. We have four or five weeks immersed in the film ‘Han Solo’ and we are about to read the script of Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX directed, so we have a lot of work at the moment. In the next six or eight months we will have some meetings about the stories that we will develop here. After 40 years of adventures, fans have so much information and so many theories about the way that can take these stories and theories that emerge are sometimes new ideas for us that we hear, read and pay attention to everything what is said. It is clear that the franchise is owned by the as much by the fans as it’s owned by [the people at Lucasfilm].”

I’d personally like to see Lucasfilm push towards more original anthology ideas possibly tackling The Old Republic era and Sith Legacy characters like Darth Talon along with the Sith Empire. Giving the studio a blank slate not being beheld to the original saga characters.

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We’ll likely learn what these future films are sooner rather than later.


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