According to Lucasfilm, Dave Filoni has been Executive Creative Director for several months, since last summer to be exact.
To anyone who has seen his work, this is great news. Dave Filoni is basically George Lucas 2.0 and is known for creating content adored by Star Wars fans for the simple fact that he tells stories borrowing from existing lore, such as characters, items, and awesome little nods to all things Star Wars. In short, the guy gives fans what they want, because he clearly is a fan of the franchise, and understands it and it’s fanbase more than most.
Things that could not be said for literally everyone involved in the decision-making for the recent sequels. As stand-alone films, they’re fine. They just seem to literally go out of their way to make sure these movies were anything but what fans wanted, under the guise that as long as Han, Luke, and Leia are in them, they’ll be hits. And let’s face it, Disney had dollars signs in it’s eyes after buying the enormously popular franchise, so we can’t really blame them for rushing into a new trilogy.
But if you’ve seen Filoni’s works, such as The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch, The Mandolorian, then you know what this man is capable of. Now just take a moment to imagine him being the head of the sequel trilogy.
Yeah. They probably would have been the best trilogy of the three.
That famous scene at the end of Mando season 2 is proof enough.
It really bums me out, knowing what he could have done, but hey, he’s got like a dozen or more projects in the works, so I am excited for the franchises future!