The creator of Ahsoka Tano will now work as creative director after nearly 20 years linked to the saga of his dreams
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More than one might think, seeing the quantity and quality of his productions for Lucasfilm, that Dave Filoni He was already one of the bosses of the Disney subsidiary, but the truth is that it has not been until now that his successes in the Star Wars saga have been rewarded with a position of “creative director” in the film and TV studio. This was confirmed by himself in a talk with Vanity Fair.
This means that from now on all production related to Lucasfilm’s great space fantasy and science fiction epic will pass through their hands. He has the keys to the castleso to speak, and not from several of its rooms as has happened until now with the so-called “Filoniverso”, so it will participate in the development of any project in the saga from its beginnings.
“I’m not going to tell people what to do. I’m going to help them better tell the story they want to tell”
“I’m not going to tell people what to do., but I am going to help them better tell the story they want to tell,” Filoni explained in his interview, assuring how the recent assignment to direct a film that serves as a climax for his Disney+ series will help him perform this new role better. ” To really help the filmmakers, it was very important for me to experience it firsthand. (…) I can also provide perspective on the challenges that telling these stories will present. “I think I might be able to be more helpful without just saying, ‘Well, Jedi are like that and Sith are like that.’”
Dave Filoni will continue to report to Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and will work closely with Carrie Beck, another franchise veteran who will serve as head of development for live-action productions. All of them have the challenge of guaranteeing that the Star Wars universe remains at the forefront for several more generations, with three films scheduled for the next few years that should return the saga to movie theaters in a big way.
The future of Star Wars in theaters
Among these projects, in addition to the film directed by Dave Filoni, we have a film by James Mangold (Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny) about the dawn of the Jedi and a feature film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy where we will have Daisy Ridley back in her Rey’s role to build a new Jedi Order. There are also other projects in silent development such as Taika Waititi’s film, with which Dave Filoni was already able to work on an episode of The Mandalorian.
Creator, screenwriter and executive producer of Ahsoka (2023), Dave Filoni has been linked to this universe for nearly 20 years, which he has nurtured and expanded through multiple series. Now, he will also act as a creative watchdog for other authors.
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