Dave Filoni on Ahsoka’s writing process: “It’s exciting, I have to tell you”
We’re a few weeks away from The Book of Boba Fett, and we can’t wait to learn more about The Mandalorian, but there’s also Ahsoka’s sizable question to consider, and Dave filoni is the brim of the hat at the bottom of the writing on this highly anticipated series. This is Ahsoka, a character close – perhaps the closest – to Filoni’s heart, and the responsibility for this is not lost on him.
“It’s exciting, I have to tell you,” he explained of the scriptwriting process. “It’s something you’ve been imagining doing for a long time. And then it’s quite surprising when you sit there, and now you have to do it.
As you can imagine, the series gives him the chance to tell an Ahsoka story he’s always wanted to tell – with a few new additions. “I have thought about this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it’s interesting to see how it has evolved,” he says. “Years ago I never imagined he’d come out of a tree branch that had something to do with a guy [like] Din Djarin, or a child who looks like Yoda. It’s a great lesson for me on how when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau they can help bring such dimension and depth to what you do.