Dave Filoni On End Of ‘Rebels’, #CloneWarsSaved, He’s Not Day-To-Day On ‘Resistance’

IGN recently spent some time speaking with Dave Filoni about the different Star Wars projects that he has overseen. Filoni talks about Star Wars Rebels coming to an end with its fourth season, the topic of whether or not Captain Rex truly is the grey-bearded rebel soldier seen on Endor in Return of the Jedi, and revitalizing The Clone Wars via #CloneWarsSaved. Filoni also offered up the following when asked about his involvement in future Star Wars projects, specifically as it pertains to the upcoming Star Wars Resistance animated TV series:

I just look at, always, the big picture of Star Wars, not just the stuff I’m working on. I try to be aware of what everybody’s doing and look for tiny opportunities or make sure we’re not repeating. There are many levels you have to work at and wrap your brain around so that people are always getting something unique and meaningful in our vast variety of storytelling that we’re doing now in Star Wars, from the comic books all the way through the feature films. We all stay in touch through the Story Group to try to be aware of what each other are doing. For me, it’s fun because I have been involved in so many things that, whether I’m the person actually doing it or just giving somebody a thought to consider, it feels good to be a part of it.

So right now, Resistance is a bit different, in that I’m not on that day-to-day. I created and set it in motion, but I’ve given that to other people to raise up, people that I’ve worked with a long time, who I think deserve the opportunity to tell stories and I think it’s exciting, and I give them my thoughts and notes – I was just doing that this morning, like George would give me. So that’s fun.

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.