When Disney acquired Lucasfilm earlier this year, Kingdom Hearts fans no doubt saw the immediate possibilities of the massive new addition. That isn't lost on series director Tetsuya Nomura, who would like to add Star Wars characters to Kingdom Hearts III if possible.
Nomura commented on this in a Japan Expo interview with French Final Fantasy fansite Finaland:
Finaland & FFDream: With the acquisition of Marvel and Lucas Arts by Disney, could you imagine adding some kind of stuff from these licenses in the game ?
Tetsuya Nomura: (laughs) Of course it would be great if we could add those licenses as well. But there are lots of rules and restrictions by disney so we can’t actually put everything people want, so it’s a quite difficult decision but we’re gonna prepare some surprises for you so, just wait for the informations.
Finaland & FFDream: Because you know that Kitase-san (Yoshinori Kitase) is a big fan of Star Wars ! So you have to do that !
Tetsuya Nomura: (laughs) We’re not going to decide it whether Kitase-san likes Star Wars or not but we’ve been talking about Star Wars itself since it became Disney’s content recently. When I eared the news I was like “Wow ! Wow !”. Yeah obviously it’s gonna be great if we could add it, but like I said there are a lot of restrictions and rules by Disney so we don’t know what’s gonna happen but yeah, we’ll see.
There you have it, we'll see! It's certainly fun to imagine what the addition of a Star Wars-themed world would do for Kingdom Hearts III. Be sure to read the full interview, linked here and above, for a bunch of info on Kingdom Hearts III, the KH HD remake, Final Fantasy XV, and more.