Disney is about to wrap up the Skywalker saga with "Episode IX," but there are still plenty of stories worth being told. Going back to the beginning could be the best move. According to new rumors shared by StarWarsNewsNet, the masterminds behind "Game of Thrones," David Beinhoff and D.B. Weiss are working on a project based on the Old Republic, which is long before the start of the Skywalker story.

If this is true, it could mean plenty of things for the franchise moving forward. This storyline has been offered up as a "Lord of the Rings," type story given the timeline, which is centuries before the Skywalkers. A Lord of the Rings and Star Wars story could draw in fans. There are many angles that Disney could move forward with, bringing in some beloved characters including Yoda, who was 900 years old before he died.

Disney possibly working on a Darth Bane series

This rumor comes as other rumors have surfaced claiming Disney was planning a standalone series based on Darth Bane, the Sith who is behind the "Rule of Two," which says there is only a master and apprentice when it comes to the Sith. Bane has been a part of the Star Wars universe long before the Skywalkers.

While this has not been confirmed, but these rumors say that filming will begin this coming fall, which means it will be another year until we get a new Star Wars trilogy.

These rumors compound the fact with the possibility of a Darth Bane show, means that people at Disney and Lucasfilm have been talking about the future of Star Wars in a post-Skywalkers world. They are also listening to what Star Wars fans want to see. Giving us a story involving a time period when the Sith and Jedi are alive and well.

New trilogy not coming anytime soon

But of course, since the new trilogy is so far out, not much information has been released about the new series, until possibly now.

While this is all rumors, what has been confirmed by Disney is that the new trilogy will not be tied to the current saga or the trilogy being developed by "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson.

These films have no release dates yet, so details are limited. However, Benioff and Weiss are wrapping up their hit fantasy series this year, so the pair will be turning their focus towards the Star Wars universe.

Benioff and Weiss are the best duo to handle beloved mythology and delivering the story in an entertaining and compelling way. Blending Star Wars with Lord of the Rings could be the perfect recipe to revive a disappointing franchise. We will have to wait and see how these rumors pan out.

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