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The Old Republic - Rise of an Empire by KPants The Old Republic - Rise of an Empire by KPants

06.07.2014 - The Old Republic: Rise of an Empire

After about a month and a half, and what was around 70 hours of work, the first poster in this series is complete. The intended story of this "movie" is the tale of Revan's fall to the dark side, taming of his apprentice, and rise of his army and empire through the discovery of the Star Forge. All of which are pre-cursor to Knights of the Old Republic.

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silvervixis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
this is awesome.  I have a special place in my ventricles for Bobba Fett, I brought Jeremy (Bulloch) a beer once, he was a real sweetie. And very much of the "Old Republic" :-)
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KPants Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it :). Even if Bulloch didn't have a speaking or face-recognizable role in the movies, it's still really cool to meet people who played vital roles in films that have survived the centuries. If Boba Fett didn't already have SO MUCH amazing art work based around him, I might jot him on my list of things to make something on.
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thetechromancer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!  I have high hopes that Disney will do something like this.  One Star Wars movie per year, so they say! :D
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right along side you there!
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:iconamish56:
Amish56 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
would make such a good movie
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely would.
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:icontheonly1zalo:
TheOnly1Zalo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fucking rad man
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, sir :).
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:iconpapa-desu:
papa-desu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconzan67:
zan67 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Amazing! I really wish they would make Revan's story into a movie series. It's truly an amazing story.
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I certainly agree with you, though. Best that I can do is make movie posters for it making people wish for it all the more ;).
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BCM00 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful polished quality, and fittingly cinematic.  Nice work.
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :).
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:iconthezaeron:
TheZaeron Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really great but I'm getting nostalgia for the old Torocast :/
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, back when we were all together and excited for the game to come out? It was a lot of good times, for sure. If I had time and a more opperational interest in the gaming world, I'd try and jump on one of Samm's podcasts again.
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:iconthezaeron:
TheZaeron Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, those were the days :) 
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Apocalyssa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student
Epic!
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Revan86 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Love it.
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If Revan himself likes it, then it MUST be good!
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I think... yeah, I might just kill to see this actually made. It's an epic idea and they can do SO MUCH with it... and the story's already written. All they need to do is adapt it into a movie. (or a trilogy of movies)
The first one being the aftermath of the Mandelorian wars, and Revan's fall. (This poster) The second would essentially be Knights of the Old Republic, showing Revan re-purposed and fighting Malak. Then the third would be... well... I've never actually played the sequel to the game, but I'm sure the story would work.

The poster itself is epic, very well done! 
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yeah, the next couple posters in the series are going to be KotOR ("Revalations") and either KotOR II ("Consumption") or the Revan story from the book with the bit during SWTOR. Haven't fully decided. Either way, I want less focus on him and more of what he did on the final poster. Just have some commissions lining up that I have to do first :(.
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jacob-reddinger Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... Like I said, the only old republic game I've played is Kotor. The first one. (And, sadly, I can't play it anymore, I had it on the original Xbox, but it was my brothers and he moved out.) Soo... I dunno about those stories, but I'm sure they're good.
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recommend wookipedia or a the book :)
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Dantes939 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WHY HAVEN'T THEY MADE THIS INTO A FULL MOVIE YET!?!?!? IDGAF ABOUT YODA'S BACKSTORY OR HAN'S OR BOBA FETT'S, LET'S SEE KOTOR!!! 


TARDIS (2010) Sorry had to get that out of the way, I LOVE THIS POSTER MAN! If they do a movie, this is it. Hand's down. Dalek Emoticon 
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha, I couldn't tell you. It'd be pretty-damned cool, though! I figure making some posters about it to inspire imaginations kinda satiate that desire for actual films :). Glad you like it! I'd kill for this movie to become reality, too.
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DarthJacen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Badass!
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! You can't see it, but the poster is totally riding a motorcycle.
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DarthJacen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Oh, I can tell.

I'll be purchasing it whenever I can ^_^
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be wonderful! I look forward to it!
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valaryc Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work.
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love if Disney picked this up as one of the additional movies they are planning. This era is by far my favourite and the story is so compelling and mysterious about Revan's fall and eventual disappearance. 
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You and I both. It's an instant cash cow, and they don't even need to write a script, just adapt one.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, I would look more forward to a KOTOR movie than I would episode 7, 8 or 9. 

Turning it into a trilogy would work as well, the first movie could be about the Mandolarian wars with Revan disobeying the council and joining the war, the second would basically be the game KOTOR and the third could be Revan struggling to come to terms with re-discovering who he was and his mysterious disappearance or it could be something similar to KOTOR 2. 
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, of the no-longer cannon out there, I'd most like to see a few things as stand-alone films possibly turned into trilogies:
- Darth Bane and the Rule of Two.
- Revan as Jedi becoming Sith.
- Darth Plagious and Palpatine's up and coming (which would mean Darth Maul would be in there, too).
- The Greate Hyperspace Wars/the origins of the Sith/Jedi.

These all exist as proper non-cannon/EU, but I'd like to see them brought into light as films. Even if changes had to be made to make them fit the cannon-map of Disney, I feel the essence of the stories would be more than enough to create a strong film no matter how changed the bits of the story were, so long as the over-all arc remained similar. Finding out the player was Revan was one of the biggest moments in gaming history; Darth Bane's single-handed take down of an entire Sith order was absolutely jaw dropping. The Plagious book was a little dull at times...but the amount of intrigue and deception within that story could easily make for a House of Cards type film where there could be nothing but politics and drama, but every moment is so intense that you instantly care about things you never had anything to do with before.
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, I would like to see Darth Maul again and the Revan era is of utmost interest to me. I also have read a little about Bane and would love to see that as a future movie. Origins of the Sith and Jedi would be an interesting movie, I'd love to see more of the past as there is so much to explore and there would be absolutely no lack of materials or ideas to draw from. To be honest the earlier eras seem to hold my interest a little more than the post-ROTJ era does. Though I must admit I would like to see a movie with Thrawn as the bad guy. Whether that will happen in 7, 8 or 9 I guess we will have to wait and see. 
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the third trilogy has a unique opportunity to present some pre-movie history via datacron or word of mouth historical tales, and sort of test the waters for fan interest by giving them a taste of a lot of their decided history, and choosing to expand upon it after that. Sort of like the tale of Plageous perked the interest of MANY fans, and nothing at all happened afterward until around when TOR came out with his book. Then, right off the bat, the book completely shatters the popular belief that Plageous was actually Darth Bane by literally flat out saying he died off many years before. If you don't know Darth Bane's stories and don't want to read the books, I highly advise reading his Wookipedia. VERY solid character; Drew Karpyshyn doesn't know how to write a bad story or make bad characters (despite the Mass Effect 3 Debacle).
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Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I sure hope they cover some of the more interesting aspects of the past of Star Wars in their future movies. I don't find a Boba Fett movie that interesting or a young Han Solo one which have been rumoured to be on the list of considerations. 

Revan, Bane and some others would be more interesting in my opinion. 
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd completely agree.A solo Bobba Fett film would probably be a great move as far as the fanbase goes, but I don't know what they could do to make a young Han Solo film too interesting. They're using the director of Chronical to make one of hte side films, and I feel like a film in a similar vane would be FANTASTIC for Bane's story, or at least a gritty Sith lord story. I feel like they'd be silly not to use him to really bring out another side to the Sith.
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PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Wow...  This looks incredible, I love it! ^-^  Been a long-time KOTOR fan ever and this is definitely Fave-worthy. :D
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :).
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PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
*ever since the first KOTOR  ^^;

And no problem. :P
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josh-eeewwa Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Never been into fan-posters, but this changes my mind - so cool! I wish we could see a one-season KotOR miniseries some day, bringing it into the realm of canon again.
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally with you on that. The next poster I have in my head is based around the events of the game, will be brighter, and I'm somewhat sad I have actual paid work in the way of working on it :(.
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RhodriT Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Such an amazing potential story, and Disney decides to make it all Non-Cannon, FOOLS! I would buy a hundred tickets to see this movie!
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KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't tell you how many Darth Revans you'd see at the theater for the first week of shows (at least). Perhaps the spin off films will take place in the past and bring relevance to the Old Republic once more!
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RhodriT Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Spin off shows?
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:iconkpants:
KPants Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spin off movies; they're announcing the directors nearly weekly now, there's at least 4 so far that will be coming between the new movies.
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