I know that there’s already a topic for Star Wars in general, but this new, upcoming launch of media set 200 years before Phantom Menace (https://www.starwars.com/the-high-republic) seems specific enough to warrant its own.
Feel free to speculate, theorize, and comment on all things High Republic here.
Personally, I’m fairly hyped. I love the new designs for the Jedi robes, the amount of alien Jedi, and the idea of a Star Wars story that’s a combination of the King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table mythos with classic, Texas-ranger Westerns. It seems very on-brand for the franchise as a whole.
And, of course, a ‘great disaster’ sounds a lot like a ‘great cataclysm’, and with one of the big villains being a sentient plant species, it’s hard not make Metru Nui parallels.