While there are not many details out on his new role, it seems that Dave Filoni has been promoted to Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm according to a report from Fanthatracks.com. This is exciting news for Star Wars fans that wanted to see Filoni have more say in what we see on the screen for Star Wars. With a strong resume that includes hits like The Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance, and The Bad Batch, Dave Filoni also has in hands in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and more than likely the new Ahsoka series. Filoni joins John Knoll and Doug Chiang in the Executive Creative Director role. So one can not be excited about this latest news! Here are the official details posted at Lusasfilm.com.

The Mandalorian
CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 14: Director/executive producer Dave Filoni (L) and Writer/executive producer Jon Favreau attend “The Mandalorian” panel at the Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place Convention Center on April 14, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/WireImage for Disney) *** Local Caption *** Dave Filoni; Jon Favreau



Dave Filoni realized a lifelong dream in 2005 when he was selected by George Lucas to help build Lucasfilm’s animation studio from the ground up and create the company’s first series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Over a span of seven seasons, and more than 100 episodes, The Clone Wars (2008-2020) pushed the boundaries of television animation, receiving acclaim not only for its technical achievements, but its complex and compelling storylines. The series won four Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program two years in a row, and introduced countless fan favorite characters to the Star Wars saga.

Filoni’s follow-up series, the Emmy® nominated Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018), similarly received universal praise for building upon the Star Wars saga and expanding on the lore and mythology first introduced in 1977. His third animated series, Star Wars Resistance, received Emmy® nominations two years in a row in the category of Outstanding Children’s Program (2019, 2020).

Filoni is executive producer, episodic director and writer on the Emmy award-winning series The Mandalorian, and is currently in production on the new series The Book of Boba Fett. He is also the creator and executive producer of the new animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+.

Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau on the set of The Mandalorian. (photo credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)


Well, it looks as if this was old news that really was never celebrated by Star Wars fans because he was “quietly promoted” last summer. Here is an update from Variety:

Last summer, Lucasfilm quietly promoted the executive producer and frequent writer and director of “The Mandalorian” to executive creative director for the entire studio, a rep confirms with Variety. But the company didn’t update its website with Filoni’s new title until this week, which is when it began to percolate, and then explode, across Reddit and Twitter, as if the promotion had just happened.

Source: Variety

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Source: Lucasfilm.com & Fanthatracks.com