Since J.J. Abrams took charge of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a slew of directors have been brought into the franchise's live-action world. Gareth Edwards helped bring Lucasfilm's first Star Wars standalone to life with Rogue One, and Rian Johnson is the man behind The Last Jedi. As Lucasfilm moves forward with more Star Wars features, more talent is being brought to the company from inside and outside sources. And, if you are a fan of Star Wars Rebels, then you will not be surprised to hear Dave Filoni may one day rank up there with George Lucas.
Fans of Star Wars Rebels will be familiar with Filoni thanks to his work on the animated series. The producer first got his start on The Clone Wars when he joined Lucas as a director on the show. Now, Filoni has been part of Star Wars Rebels since its start, and he went to Star Wars Celebration to promote the series' upcoming season. It was there that Filoni spoke with Coming Soon about his future with Star Wars, and the creator said he would consider directing a live-action movie. However, the producer said he had a lot to learn about the live-action medium.
"I'd be crazy to say I'm not interested in that," Filoni said. "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," Filoni said.
"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."
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.