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Dave Filoni, who oversaw “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Rebels,” “The Mandalorian,” and “Ahsoka” and is the master of all things in a galaxy far, far away, now has a new role as Lucasfilm: creative director . He still holds the title of Executive Vice President, which he obtained in 2020.
Filoni announced the chief creative officer title in an interview with Vanity Fair on Tuesday. He’s already been an executive producer for all of the live-action “Star Wars” shows on Disney+ and is set to direct a movie that weaves together all the TV storylines, but he’ll now take a more involved role in the future of “Star Wars.” “.
“In the past, in a lot of projects I was involved in, I would see that after “I have already developed good roads.” “In this new role, it’s more open to everything that happens. When we plan the future of what we’re doing now, I’m involved in the inception phase.
“I don’t tell people what to do,” he added. “But I feel like I’m trying to help them tell the best story they want to tell. I need to be helpful across the galaxy here, almost like part of the Jedi Council.”
“Star Wars” is slowly planning its grand return to the big screen. The franchise has several TV series in the works as well. Next up is “Skeleton Crew,” a coming-of-age story created by John Watts and Christopher Ford; “The Assistant,” a thriller directed by Leslye Headland and set in the distant past; And the second season of the series “Andor” directed by Tony Gilroy. On the big screen are films by James Mangold, Taika Waititi, Shawn Levy and Sharmaine Obaid-Chinoy. Filoni is also exploring a “potential second season” for “Ahsoka,” starring Rosario Dawson as the live-action adult version of Jedi Ahsoka Tano.
“To really help the filmmakers, it was very important for me to experience this firsthand,” Filoni said. “I can also provide perspective on the challenges that telling these stories will present. I feel more able to actually help outside of just saying, ‘Well, the Jedi are like this, the Sith are like this…'”
Filoni has been with the “Star Wars” universe since he directed “Clone Wars” in 2008 and has worked closely with creator George Lucas for years. Kathleen Kennedy will continue to serve as President of Lucasfilm and Carrie Peck as President of Development. Filoni is “weighing in on the narrative level” while Kennedy is overseeing Lucasfilm and Peck is bringing other filmmakers into the fold.
“I’ve literally been telling Star Wars stories for hours,” Filoni said, before pausing to rethink his sentence structure. “See…I even phrased it like Yoda.”
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