Dave Filoni is about as close as anyone can get star wars royalty at this point. Of course, he’s not as synonymous with the brand as George Lucas. But countless fans, young and old, have come to respect the creator for everything he brought to the franchise. Alongside Jon Favreau, Filoni is a big reason why the series’ various small-screen offerings have been so well received in recent years.
But even someone whose entire job is to be steeped in tradition at all times can find ways to get by on their own. It turns out that Filoni, who is Lucasfilm’s executive creative director, is just as excited as the fans when he writes for the characters he loves. With the eventual release of Star Wars: Ahsoka The spinoff series is set to happen next year, the man in the cowboy hat recently sat down to talk about how he felt scripting all this new material for the character he originally introduced in The Clone Wars TV show.
“It’s exciting, I have to tell you,” Filoni said giddily while speaking with Empire. “I’ve thought about this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it’s been interesting to see how it’s evolved. Years ago, I never would have imagined that she had come out of a tree branch that had anything 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 dimension and depth to what you do.” Filoni’s references to The Mandalorian logical, given the significant contribution of Ahsoka’s popularity after her appearance on the show, played by Rosario Dawson.
Based on recent casting news revealing a live-action Sabine Wren and numerous rumors regarding possible appearances by Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn, it seems likely that AhsokaThe story of will revolve around Dawson as the titular character searching for Thrawn after he and Ezra go missing in the star wars rebels final. The last episode showed a time jump that focused on Sabine and Ahsoka still searching during what is supposed to be the period shortly after. Return of the Jedi. Since this corresponds to the chronology of The Mandalorian moreover, it seems a likely possibility.
Filoni’s enthusiasm for Ahsoka, and star wars in general, is understandable and even contagious. He’s a man who started creating what many still technically consider a children’s show with The Clone Wars (to be true, that’s a lot of death for a kids’ show) and now handles some of the show’s most popular entries, even getting its own official universe. star wars figurine. Countless children have dreamed of such a life, and he is living it.
So, although the actual release date of Ahsoka remains uncertain, anticipation remains as high as ever from outside and inside. Hopefully an official word will arrive soon about the premiere. But in the meantime, it’s good to know that the minds behind are having as much fun as those on the other side of the screen.
Star Wars: Ahsoka is currently aiming for a 2022 release on Disney Plus.
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