You can see the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer this weekend, but we can now look even further ahead as a new rumor has surfaced regarding Gareth Edwards‘ Star Wars spin-off plot. These spin-offs have the unique ability to take place anywhere in the Star Wars timeline. The new episodes will be tethered to each other and must take place post-Return of the Jedi, and that’s fine, but the spin-offs can do what Star Wars does best: build its universe. I would put Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic right next to A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back as my favorite Star Wars story. I want to see behind all the corners and know what’s going on beyond the saga of the Skywalkers.
The rumor for the Star Wars spin-off hints at a very cool plot that’s unlike anything we’ve seen before, and yet has a huge impact on the mythology we all know and love. Hit the jump for more. The untitled Star Wars spin-off is slated to open on December 16, 2016.