My informants recently told me that the Cassian and Obi-Wan Kenobi Dinsey+ shows are supposed to be coming to Pinewood since other studio spaces have recently become unavailable and the next Star Wars film is thought to be there as well. My sources also elaborated on what that film series will be.
Sources are saying the next Star Wars Saga is going to take place during an era called “The High Republic” era. It sounds like the setting is 400 years before The Skywalker Saga. This new saga is set during a time that the Sith’s “Rule of Two” has been established by Darth Bane, and Yoda is a Jedi, but isn’t the old Jedi we know from the Skywalker era.
These new films will not make up a trilogy but rather a series of films which will be released in the same story era and interconnect. D.B Weiss and David Benioff were to make this series before moving onto a more lucrative deal. This method of storytelling was supposed to apply to the “A Star Wars Story” films, but they never got a chance to interconnect the two stories that they told with more material.
Ziro.hu ran an excellent scoop that elaborates on how Project Luminous will kick off with a video game and a lot of information that corroborates the timeline information I have heard. They have heard some of the stories will have Jedi exploring the unknown regions. Make sure you check out their article as I feel my information is in direct alignment with theirs, and our stories support one another. For some time, I have heard that Project Luminous was a build up to the next film era which my sources are calling The High Republic era. It should be noted that I have very little reason to think that is going to be the title for the series itself.
Because of the volume of Star Wars stories set during The High Republic era, it is difficult to say which emerging characters they are going to spotlight in these upcoming films. While the series will have Jedi, it will also have heroes who are not Jedi.
While I cannot concretely define the aesthetic of this new era, it sounds like it is rooted in what D.B Weiss and David Benioff thought the Republic would look like. The designs are likely going to be grounded in the familiar, but also new, allowing for a fresh and fun feeling that Star Wars has not seen since George Lucas kicked off the prequel series at the end of the nineties.
The High Republic era sounds rad. It sounds like it’s going to be a rich and lush era to explore. With this new project, comics and information connected to the films should tie in more effectively than in the past.
While nothing has been announced, we should add the caveat that this is the plan according to several sources. We do not really see how it could change at this point but anything is possible until production begins.
But why 400 years for the new era when they could have chosen 420 years? Sorry, I have to get those “high” jokes out of my system. Ignite the green!