Kathleen Kennedy Says Star Wars Storytelling Is Influenced By Video Games – Exclusive | TV series
With each passing year, the Star Wars galaxy gets bigger and bigger – with movies moving on to streaming series, animated shows, canonical novels and comics, and video games that all expand the story by course of the galaxy far, far away. And with shows like The Mandalorian mixing elements from each era of the Skywalker saga together, and new series digging into relatively unexplored areas of the timeline (like Obi Wan Kenobi bridge the gap between Revenge of the Sith and A new hopeand Ahsoka explore the aftermath of rebels), as the Star Wars tapestry continues to unfold. For Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy, the current narrative inspiration for the wider Star Wars universe comes not from the movies, but from the games.
Talk to Empire, Kennedy spoke about the influence of video game narratives on the current slate of Star Wars stories. “It’s funny, the more I learn about how games are written, and that kind of persistent storytelling that takes place in a game environment where you’re constantly building on a single story, it’s a lot closer to what Star Wars. ,” she explained. And that influence also means more elements of hit games like Jedi Fallen Order also jumping into live action – from the comic droid that appeared in Boba Fett’s Bookto the Inquisitors (who also appeared in rebels) playing a major role in Obi Wan Kenobi. “There is an intention around [bringing in elements from games], because there’s a huge investment from people in Star Wars along the way. We have fun identifying who carries forward, and what we are referring to, and the history. You always want to feel there’s a story behind everything that happens in Star Wars. So there’s a lot of discussion around that.
During Star Wars Celebration, the sequel to Jedi Fallen Order has been officially confirmed with the title jedi survivor, arriving in the year 2023 and bringing the return of protagonist Cal Kestis. Could the character appear in Obi Wan, given that they’re both Jedi tales set around the same part of the Star Wars timeline? Stay tuned as the latest episodes continue to arrive on Disney+ every Wednesday.