It’s hard to believe Ahsoka wrapped its first season well over a month ago. The Star Wars series centered on Ahsoka Tano took fans to a distant galaxy and left behind many questions. With the then-ongoing WGA and SAG strikes, the creators and actors couldn’t discuss the series while it aired, but now both strikes are over. Vanity Fair spoke with Dave Filoni about Ahsoka and more. Filoni served as showrunner on Ahsoka and has worked on all the live-action Star Wars series so far. And now, he has an even larger role to play in the galaxy far, far away. Dave Filoni is Lucasfilm’s chief creative officer.
Filoni shared the new title with Vanity Fair, explaining he’ll be part of the development process for upcoming Star Wars stories sooner. He said, “In the past, in a lot of projects I would be brought into it, I would see it after it had already developed a good ways.” Filoni also added the following about his Lucasfilm promotion, “In this new role, it’s opened up to basically everything that’s going on. When we’re planning the future of what we’re doing now, I’m involved at the inception phase.”
Filoni will work closely with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and head of development Carrie Beck. He worked with Beck for years on animated series. He started his time at Lucasfilm working with George Lucas on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Filoni then went on to tell stories in Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Resistance, The Bad Batch, and Tales of the Jedi. His involvement in Star Wars animation decreased as he worked more on live-action Star Wars with Jon Favreau, which began with The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Filoni has told hours and hours of Star Wars stories. He said to Vanity Fair about his new role, “I’m not telling people what to do. But I do feel I’m trying to help them tell the best story that they want to tell. I need to be a help across the galaxy here, like a part of a Jedi Council almost.”
This new Lucasfilm role comes in addition to Filoni’s upcoming Star Wars feature film and a possible second season of Ahsoka.