Some Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker artwork revealed officially by Industrial Light & Magic’s website reveals plans to further make Legends sith from The Old Republic era canon. At one point, it was revealed that the Sith Trooper legions on Exegol were named after Legendary sith and those plans seemed to have once extended to the Sith Citadel on the planet as well.
The engraving artwork below seemingly includes homages to sith such as Darth Revan, Darth Nihilus, Darth Malak, and Darth Malgus. It’s certainly disappointing
Lucasfilm is expected to explore The Old Republic at some point in the future. Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed Lucasfilm has talked about making projects within The Old Republic but wasn’t sure when they’d happen and there was a report from BuzzFeed that Laeta Kalogridis (Altered Carbon, Shutter Island) was developing a trilogy of films set in The Old Republic era.
I’m sure eventually they’ll consider making canon video games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order set in The Old Republic.
That point in the Star Wars timeline would allow Lucasfilm to finally make original content that wasn’t beholden to previous trilogies and could ignore the video games to create brand new canon while possibly creating new characters and retrofitting established Legends characters as well. Because most of it is Legends they can redo things for live-action incarnations.
It was announced that Leslye Headland’s Star Wars series The Acolyte would be taking place at the end of The High Republic and the female-centric project is expected to focus on Sith characters. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that this could where Lucasfilm finally uses Legends character Darth Talon, who almost appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a villain. I think it would be amazing to see Lucasfilm finally explore the Sith Empire from The Old Republic as that would give hardcore Star Wars all the lightsaber battles they’ll ever need.