David Filoni started off working at Lucasfilm under the watchful eye of Star Wars creator George Lucas and after spending years on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the producer really made a name for himself when he became showrunner of Disney XD’s wildly popular Star Wars Rebels.
That series is sadly about to reach its end with season 4 and what’s next for Filoni isn’t clear. The studio is rumored to be putting together another animated series to air in the very near future, but as of now, there’s nothing to say that Filoni will be involved with it in any way. That doesn’t mean he won’t be sticking around the Star Wars universe, though.
Asked in a recent interview if he’d like to make the leap from small screen to big in order to helm a live-action movie set in that galaxy far, far away, Filoni replied with the following:
“I’d be crazy to say I’m not interested in that. I don’t want to say that would be the ultimate, because I really enjoy the stories I’m telling now and I would never undercut them by saying they’re something less. I think the craft we do and the work we do in these series is tremendous and the artists we have working on them are amazing. But I can’t help but be curious about this live-action world and what I see there and the tremendous opportunities that are around me.
It is very interesting to me, I respect the craft that it is, it’s a different style. I’ve been observing and learning a lot about it to see how I would do (it) and if it fits with my creative vision for things or would I encumber the process. I don’t do things like that unless I feel like I do have a real ownership and mastery of it, I just think it’s disrespectful to the crew that you would work with, who would obviously been tremendous professionals and I wouldn’t want to hinder them in any way. You know, we’ll see. In some circles you find you’re a master and in some circles you’re still a Padawan, we should always be learning, all of us. Always be learning.”
Really, it should come as no surprise that he’s interested in such a thing and with all the great work he’s done with characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul (not to mention countless original creations), it’s fair to say that Filoni would be a perfect fit to tackle the franchise on a much, much grander stage.
Whether or not that’ll happen is another matter altogether, but considering the fact that Celebration brought with it no major announcements about the future of the Star Wars franchise, it might be a while before find out if the showrunner stands a chance of helming an Anthology movie. We’ll definitely be keeping our fingers crossed, though.
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