Dave Filoni has officially been named Chief Creative Officer of George Lucas’ production company: Lucasfilm.
The 49-year-old Star Wars veteran – who has notably helped helm hit projects like Ahsoka and The Mandalorian – revealed the big news during a chat with Vanity fair in an article published Tuesday.
“Now I’m what’s called the chief creative officer of Lucasfilm,” the writer and producer told the outlet, adding that he will now have the opportunity to be involved in projects from the beginning of the development process.
‘I used to be involved in many projects, I only saw it after it had already developed well.’
After being named CCO, Filoni will also work with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and head of development Carrie Beck on future productions.
New role! Dave Filoni, 49, has officially been named Chief Creative Officer of Lucasfilm – which has led successful projects such as the Disney+ series Ahsoka; seen in March in Los Angeles
The producer – who is an avid Star Wars fan – said: “In this new role, he’s open to pretty much everything that happens.”
Dave added: ‘As we plan the future of what we’re doing now, I’m involved in the inception phase.’
Filoni has been heavily involved when it comes to the Star Wars universe and was one of the executive producers of The Mandalorian – starring This Is Us actor Pedro Pascal.
He was also a director for episodes of the Emmy-winning show and a writer. The star was given similar creative duties in the 2021 series, The Book Of Boba Fett.
Most recently, he created the Disney+ series Ahsoka, which first premiered earlier this year in August and cast Rosario Dawson as the titular role of Ahsoka Tano, as well as Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker.
He also wrote and executive produced the show that followed: “Former Jedi Ahsoka Tano investigates an emerging threat to a fragile galaxy following the fall of the Galactic Empire,” he says. IMDB summary.
The eight-episode series aired last month in October to positive reviews. On rotten tomatoes, Ahsoka currently has a score of 86%.
Dave was also involved in animated projects such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which aired from 2008 through 2020, and later created Star Wars: Rebels (2014-2018).
Disclosure: The Star Wars vet – who is notably behind hit projects like Ahsoka and The Mandalorian – revealed the big news while speaking to Vanity Fair in an article published on Tuesday; The Mandalorian series seen above
More involved: Dave added: ‘As we plan the future of what we do now, I am involved in the inception phase’; seen in 2019 in Los Angeles
Further discussing his new role at Lucasfilm, Filoni said, “I don’t tell people what to do.”
He added, “But I feel like I’m trying to help them tell the best story they want to tell. I’m here to help out across the galaxy, almost as part of a Jedi Council.”
Reflecting on his years working at Lucasfilm, he said, “I literally told hours of Star Wars stories,” adding humorously, “See…I even phrased that like Yoda. ‘
Looking ahead, Dave previously announced earlier this year that he is currently developing a new Star Wars film that he will direct.
According to The Hollywood ReporterThe film is set in a time between the films Return Of The Jedi (1983) and The Force Awakens (2015).
A second season for Ahsoka is also a possibility. “To really help filmmakers, it was really important for me to experience it firsthand,” Filoni admitted.
After twenty years of experience, Dave continued, “I can also provide perspective on the challenges of storytelling.”
‘I feel more able to actually be helpful, other than just saying, “Well, Jedi are like this, Sith are like this…”‘
Latest series: Most recently, he created the Disney+ series Ahsoka, which first premiered earlier this year in August and cast Rosario Dawson as the titular role of Ahsoka Tano; Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka above
World of Animation: Dave has also been involved in animation projects such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which aired from 2008 to 2020, and later Star Wars: Rebels (2014-2018); Star Wars: The Clone Wars film (2008), seen above
Upcoming: Dave is also handling the upcoming series entitled Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, of which he is an executive producer; Filoni seen above in April at Star Wars Celebration in London
In addition to working on a development film, Dave is also working on the upcoming series entitled Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, of which he is an executive producer.
The show is planned as live-action and has a star-studded cast consisting of Jude Law, Kerry Condon and also Ryan Kiera Armstrong.
The premise is: “Four children make a mysterious discovery on their home planet that leads them to get lost in a strange and dangerous galaxy,” says one of the researchers. official IMDB synopsis.
The project, which is a coming-of-age story, is currently set to premiere next year in 2024, although an exact date has yet to be announced.