STAR WARS CCO Dave Filoni Talks AHSOKA Season 2, His Planned Movie, And A Possible R-Rated Feature

STAR WARS CCO Dave Filoni Talks AHSOKA Season 2, His Planned Movie, And A Possible R-Rated Feature

Lucasfilm's new Chief Creative Officer, Dave Filoni, has shared new insights into how work is progressing on his Star Wars movie and Ahsoka season 2 and even ponders the possibility of an R-Rated feature.

By JoshWilding - Jun 14, 2024 05:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

With Star Wars fans quickly losing faith in Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy's vision for the franchise (and her apparent inability to get new movies into theaters), the news that Dave Filoni would serve as the studio's Chief Creative Officer was welcomed.

He was already a key figure in overseeing Disney+'s post-Return of the Jedi TV shows and, during last year's Star Wars Celebration, we learned that he'll also helm his own movie. That's expected to serve as a conclusion to this current era of streaming storytelling, with Din Djarin, Ahsoka Tano, and more assembling to battle Grand Admiral Thrawn.

During a recent chat with Josh Horowitz, Filoni shared an update on both that and his current plans for Ahsoka season 2.

"Because I've been writing [Ahsoka Season 2], things have clicked and I have a much better idea about where things are going to go," the creative teased. "I will say, I have an opening I really like quite a bit, I'm very excited about it for that picture. I'm excited about the potential of just doing it."

"Right now, my focus is clearly on [Ahsoka] as well as the rest of the galaxy and how it's spinning," Filoni added before confirming he's also been working on The Mandalorian and Grogu movie with Jon Favreau. He said that's been "fun to dive into" and said Lucasfilm is currently putting "one foot in front of the other" with upcoming projects.

Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the vast majority of Star Wars movies and TV shows have taken place slightly before, during, or after the original trilogy. The Acolyte has shaken things up by taking us to The High Republic Era, only to be review-bombed and heavily criticised for shifting focus to a new set of leads.

Asked whether the Galaxy Far, Far Away could further change by heading down the R-Rated route (similar to Marvel Studios with Deadpool & Wolverine), Filoni responded, "I think that it encompasses all types of styles, and the creatives of these particular stories driving it is kind of the most important thing, and they should do something that's within their comfort zone."

"Otherwise, just imagine that everyone's gonna come and pretend that they're George Lucas, and they're not."

"I learned from George Lucas - I'm certainly not the same as George Lucas when it comes from making movies, George is a one-of-a-kind, generational talent. And that's OK because there are principles about choices, and being a good person, and getting over your fears, and those are timeless no matter what style you're talking about."

We'd guess Filoni isn't overly keen on telling R-Rated Star Wars stories, though he at least sounds open to the idea of giving future filmmakers the creative freedom they need and want. 

Check out the full interview with Filoni (who is joined by Hayden Christensen and Rosario Dawson) in the player below.

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Malatrova15 - 6/14/2024, 5:07 PM
Hunter is all
Ikusa - 6/14/2024, 5:10 PM
@Malatrova15 - Only you seem care about that weirdo.
McMurdo - 6/14/2024, 5:26 PM
@Ikusa - this is a rude personal attack calling Malatrova weird @twoandfour

Jk continue.
Malatrova15 - 6/14/2024, 5:27 PM
@Ikusa - well looks like Blade Runner producers crave for her.
Malatrova15 - 6/14/2024, 5:27 PM
@Feralwookiee - it was written.
DocSpock - 6/14/2024, 5:10 PM

This all sounds great.

But if they still follow up on their threat to continue making movies continuing the sh!tty last trilogy, they can all go straight to the Hell they created.
Origame - 6/14/2024, 5:29 PM
@DocSpock - they will soon enter the panderverse. Where Cartman Kennedy yells at everyone to "put a chick in it and make her gay".

Problem is, this is actually heaven to these people.
bobevanz - 6/14/2024, 5:52 PM
@Origame - you realize Cartman is the Archie bunker type right? Someone who's always wrong about everything and the joke is how stupid and ignorant they truly are lol
Origame - 6/14/2024, 6:09 PM
@bobevanz - you haven't seen south park in a long time, have you? Namely the panderverse.
DocSpock - 6/14/2024, 9:08 PM
@Origame -

This is sadly very true.
Origame - 6/14/2024, 5:27 PM
Don't forget, guys. Dave filoni oversaw the acolyte. And episode 3 was his idea.
Malatrova15 - 6/14/2024, 5:52 PM
@Origame - so he a kang
Itwasme - 6/14/2024, 6:04 PM
@Origame - 100%. I wouldn't be surprised if KK is very involved in the creative side of things and certainly isn't as much as Dave is. Like most every filmmaker he's had successes and failures. Making a film/TV show is really hard since you don't know if it's any good until you're in the editing room after filming is compete. He's done well enough by me so far, but I'm probably more sympathetic to how difficult a role that is than most.
MrDandy - 6/15/2024, 3:27 AM
@Origame - acolyte was not overseen by Filoni. The entire series was overseen by the same creative team that did the rest of the high republic series. Acolyte was already finished with production when he became CCO
McMurdo - 6/14/2024, 5:27 PM
"Otherwise, just imagine that everyone's gonna come and pretend that they're George Lucas, and they're not."

Cough Leslye Cough
Origame - 6/14/2024, 9:48 PM
@McMurdo - just letting you know, I just saw an interview Leslie had about the acolyte. The interviewer asked how she decided who gets what lightsaber color and she said "purely aesthetic". That's right. This supposed star wars fan doesn't even know lightsaber color indicates what kind of jedi you are.
UncleHarm1 - 6/14/2024, 11:51 PM
@Origame - This is the nerdiest paragraph I've ever read
Origame - 6/15/2024, 7:31 AM
@UncleHarm1 - thank you sir.
clintthahamster - 6/15/2024, 12:03 PM
@UncleHarm1 - User Comment Image
UncleHarm1 - 6/16/2024, 10:23 PM
@clintthahamster - 😂

I dig the new profile pic, Mignola is one of the all time greats
grouch - 6/14/2024, 5:27 PM
does it include hating white men
McMurdo - 6/14/2024, 5:29 PM
@grouch - dude you aren't even white. You're green. Stop white-knighting for the caucasians and focus on the dumpster divers of this world bro.
Origame - 6/14/2024, 5:30 PM
@grouch - thats the dumbest question you could ask.

...of course it does 🤣
Malatrova15 - 6/14/2024, 5:53 PM
@grouch - god i hope so...thosw guys cant season their food to save their lives
mpk1988 - 6/15/2024, 12:26 AM
@grouch - It's not just white men dude. Most of the idiots who lean that way and whine are incompetent people who contribute the minimum to society. They hate meritocracy - and will gate all successful hard working people. They love freebies and anarchy
clintthahamster - 6/15/2024, 12:04 PM
@grouch - User Comment Image
cadunovaes01 - 6/14/2024, 5:36 PM
Great news, I trust Filoni, hes the spiritual sucessor of George Lucas.
Are you guys watching The Acolyte?
Itwasme - 6/14/2024, 6:06 PM
@cadunovaes01 - I'm curious to see where The Acolyte goes, but I think you'll find people here a lot less enthused by it.

Are you digging it?
TheVisionary25 - 6/14/2024, 8:06 PM
@cadunovaes01 - I’m liking it personally so far

I like and am intrigued by the characters for the most part so far.

It’s not perfect but an engaged thus far
cadunovaes01 - 6/14/2024, 9:41 PM
@Itwasme - I watched all 3 episodes, its fine for me so far. Not the best, not the worst SW series.
But I have to say: Andor season 2 is what I am really looking for, the first season is Top Tier SW
cadunovaes01 - 6/14/2024, 9:42 PM
@TheVisionary25 - indeed!
dragon316 - 6/14/2024, 5:43 PM
How you make Star Wars r rated weapons cause no to almost no blood at all Let’s see r rated Star Wars if they get away with it want go through with it last episode of Ashoka that was pushing pg13 rating some parts hate prequels but after season one can not wait to know if there will be season two to show
clintthahamster - 6/15/2024, 12:05 PM
@dragon316 - "I have a bad mother[frick]ing feeling about this."
JFerguson - 6/14/2024, 5:48 PM
If Star Wars is about being a good person, then there is definitely something wrong with parts of the toxic fandom who love to send death threats over the new stuff.

Can’t believe that people can consume entertainment with heroes and space rangers without adopting similar morals along the way.

Star Wars isn’t a religion, it’s an entertainment outlet.
Itwasme - 6/14/2024, 6:08 PM
@JFerguson - I posted about this the other day... people seem to let hate consume them. This is ironic given how thats a direct measage in SW - dont let your hate consume you.
JonC - 6/14/2024, 6:13 PM
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JFerguson - 6/14/2024, 8:17 PM
@Itwasme - keep following the light side of the force 👍
AnthonyVonGeek - 6/14/2024, 6:24 PM
Yeah I have no more faith in him.
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FireandBlood - 6/14/2024, 6:58 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - What’s the issue with anything said here exactly? 😂
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