As Lucasfilm gears up to expand the Star Wars franchise with its first Anthology movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this December, Collider asked Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams which spinoff movie he’d like to see in the future.
“I gotta say Kathy Kennedy, who’s running it all, she seems to be pushing all the right buttons,” replied Abrams. “There isn’t something that I’d love to see—I guess the one thing I would say is there’s a Knights of Ren story that I think would be pretty cool to tell.”
The Knights of Ren were introduced in The Force Awakens, and were briefly glimpsed during Rey’s flashback sequence, where it seemed that they just had slaughtered Luke Skywalker’s Jedi apprentices. Aside from the fact they count Kylo Ren among their ranks, nothing else is known about the mysterious organisation, so there’s certainly plenty of ground to explore should Abrams’ wish become a reality.
Given Abrams comments, can we infer that we won’t be delving any further into the Knights of Ren’s backstory in Star Wars: Episode VIII? Would you like to see them as the focus of an Anthology movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…