Star Wars Celebration is just about wrapped up in Orlando and there has been no shortage of groundbreaking news. Star Wars Rebels Producer Dave Filoni has been there to promote the upcoming fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels. With the announcement that Rebels will be entering into its final season, many have been wondering about his future with Lucasfilms. Filoni spoke with Coming Soon, and was asked about his interest in making the transition to live-action and whether or not he would like to direct a Star Wars movie. Here’s what Filoni had to say:
“I’d be crazy to say I’m not interested in that. I don’t want to say that would be the ultimate because I really enjoy the stories I’m telling now and I would never undercut them by saying they’re something less. I think the craft we do and the work we do in these series is tremendous and the artists we have working on them are amazing. But I can’t help but be curious about this live-action world and what I see there and the tremendous opportunities that are around me. It is very interesting to me, I respect the craft that it is, it’s a different style. I’ve been observing and learning a lot about it to see how I would do (it) and if it fits with my creative vision for things or would I encumber the process. I don’t do things like that unless I feel like I do have a real ownership and mastery of it, I just think it’s disrespectful to the crew that you would work with, who would obviously been tremendous professionals and I wouldn’t want to hinder them in any way. You know, we’ll see. In some circles, you find you’re a master and in some circles, you’re still a Padawan, we should always be learning, all of us. Always be learning.”
Filoni’s work on the animated shows has played a pivotal part of the ever expanding Star Wars mythology, giving new background and context from everything ranging from Mandalorians to the Force. Also, with vehicles and characters even making the leap from animation into last year’s Rogue One, the work that Filoni has done has transcended the show so it’s easy to imagine him directing a spin-off of the world he’s already had a hand in building.