Disney+ Star Wars Series architect Dave Filoni was named Chief Creative Officer at Lucasfilm.
The new position means Filoni will have an even bigger say in the future of the galaxy far, far away.
Filoni said at the meeting that he is “exploring a possible second season” of the Disney+ live-action series Ahsoka in which Rosario Dawson plays the adult version of Jedi Ahsoka Tano, who was Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice.
He continues to hold the title of executive vice president, which he was elevated to in 2020. Filoni “weighs in on the narrative level,” while Kathleen Kennedy continues to lead Lucasfilm as president.
Filoni made the revelation in an interview with Vanity Fair on Tuesday.
The Mount Lebanon, PA native was an animated series EP Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Rebels, and live action series The Mandalorian It is Ahsoka, the last one is a live-action version of the cartoon Star Wars universe that Filoni built.
He’s ready to direct his first live-action feature film Star Wars film that will bring together all the stories from the Disney + science fiction series.
“In the past, in many projects I was involved, I saw this after had already developed good paths”, said Filoni FV. “In this new role, we are open to basically everything that is happening. When we plan the future of what we are doing now, I am involved in the initial phase.”
Next on Star Wars universe is the Disney+ series, Skeleton Gang by Jon Watts and Christopher Ford; The Acolyte from director Leslye Headland and season two from Tony Gilroy Andor. Highlight projects in development are with James Mangold, Taika Waititi, Shawn Levy and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
“To really help filmmakers, it was really important for me to experience this firsthand,” Filoni said. “I can also give perspective on the challenges that telling these stories will present. I feel more capable of actually being helpful than just saying, ‘Well, the Jedi are like this, and the Sith are like this…’”