Star Wars and other LucasFilm properties now have a larger creative hand from Dave Filoni. The man behind shows like The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian is now the Chief Creative Officer at LucasFilm. Vanity Fair was the first on the story thanks to a huge expose they have on Star Wars.
Here’s what Dave Filoni had to say to Vanity Fair about the new role.
“Now I’m what’s called chief creative officer of Lucasfilm. In the past, in a lot of projects I would be brought into it, I would see it after it had already developed a good ways.
In this new role, it’s opened up to basically everything that’s going on. When we’re planning the future of what we’re doing now, I’m involved at the inception phase.”
Details About Dave Filoni’s New Role
In his new role, he’ll work more directly with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Carrie Beck, the head of development. So not only will he be an integral part of the creative process on shows but also the new crop of Star Wars movies that are on the way. He describes his new role as a resource for filmmakers coming in. He’ll be understanding the intent of the filmmakers and guide their projects with them.
Filoni will continue to develop his own film and possibly a second season of Ahsoka. All the different projects that were announced at Star Wars Celebration this year are still in development and on the books for release. You can read more about those here.
We’ll have to see how it all turns out and how this affects the future of Star Wars projects with Dave Filoni at the creative helm.
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Source: Vanity Fair