The star of the Han Solo movie Alden Ehrenreich recently said that he would love to see the period of the Old Republic to be the premise of a film in the future, especially the scouts.
“When I was learning about this, there’s something called scouts, which is early days of the Republic, there were scouts whose job it was to basically go, they were like settlers,” Ehrenreich said. “They were pioneers. They would go to unknown planets and learn about them and learn about these various planets. That seemed like a very interesting part of this world.”
If it is made, the Republic Scout Service will give the franchise a chance to return to iconic locations with a fresh perspective, although such a narrowed down focus might not be appealing to the fans of the Old Republic. There are a lot of things from that era which Star Wars fans have come to love in the 15 years that followed the release of Knights of the Old Republic for the first time. However, it is the period of the Jedi, their battle with the Sith, and how those battles consumed the whole galaxy and that’s something which might appeal to most fans.
According to rumors, the next Star Wars movie will be based on Obi-Wan Kenobi, but, Lucasfilm hasn’t officially confirmed that yet. They have announced a lot of other projects such as a new Rian Johnson trilogy, a series from the Game of Thrones showrunners, and a TV series directed by Jon Favreau. However, as far as the other Star Wars Story movies are concerned, they are keeping mum.
Time will reveal whether Lucasfilm desires to return to the era of the Old Republic in the future movies, although the fans and actors certainly seem to be interested in seeing it either as live-action films or TV series.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit the theaters this Friday, May 25th.