- "When Revenge of the Sith was over, I found myself in the incredible position of carrying the torch forward."
- ―Dave Filoni[src]
Dave Filoni is an American television producer and director most notable for being the supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. After the show was cancelled, he became an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels, scheduled for release in fall 2014.
Involvement in upcoming projectsEdit
Star Wars RebelsEdit
From 2007 to 2013, Dave Filoni was the supervising director on the animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as the lead-in film of the same name. On March 11, 2013, Lucasfilm announced that The Clone Wars had been cancelled and that Filoni would be working on a new series. This series, Star Wars Rebels, was announced on May 20, 2013. As part of the announcement, Lucasfilm revealed that Filoni would be one of the executive producers of the show, and Filoni did a video interview with Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo to coincide with the announcement.
Prior to the show's official announcement and the revelation that it would be set between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Filoni dropped hints about what the show might feature. He tweeted an image of a TIE fighter, saying that it was the first time in his eight years at Lucasfilm that he was able to draw one. Once the show was announced, Filoni spoke more in-depth about the design of the show, saying that many of the designs would be based on the original Star Wars concept art by Ralph McQuarrie. Filoni also talked about how excited he was to be working in the post-prequel era, saying that the Rebellion era is what he grew up with.
On May 28, 2013, Filoni tweeted another piece of Rebels art. This time, the art featured a TIE fighter pilot, which he said was "something to go with the TIE Fighter" he drew.
Star Wars: The Clone WarsEdit
Despite its cancellation as a full series, Filoni announced that new "story arcs" for The Clone Wars, arcs originally created for a sixth season, were still in development by him and his team. Lucasfilm's cancellation announcement referred to these remaining episodes as "bonus content" and said that they would released more information about how and when these stories would be made available. During his announcement, Filoni released a clip from the remaining episodes that showed a clone trooper being manipulated into killing a Jedi, thereby showing the origins of Order 66. A few weeks later, a second clip was released as part of an arc that explores the mystery of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas, first referenced in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
On June 16, 2013, Filoni and the production team on Star Wars: The Clone Wars won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 NEW ANIMATED SERIES STAR WARS REBELS COMING FALL 2014 on StarWars.com
- ↑ User blog:Brandon Rhea/Did Dave Filoni drop a hint about a new TV series?
- ↑ User blog:Brandon Rhea/Dave Filoni tweets more Star Wars Rebels art
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Upcoming Episodes Will Deal With the Sifo-Dyas Mystery on IGN
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars Wins 2 Daytime Emmy Awards