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Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau on What's Next for 'Star Wars' | Entertainment Weekly

Aug 20, 2022

Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau on What's Next for 'Star Wars' | Entertainment Weekly

George George Lucas, I don't know, that would be the best cameo. A lot has changed since our celebration

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ted last summer. It was my first. David was there a lot. It was in Chicago, and it was three years ago, four years ago, yeah wow it was before The Mandalorian ever aired, so I got to know the

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fans who knew me from my work at Marvel. I think they knew me as an actor but it was my introduction coming back here now to see the

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celebration appreciation they had for the shows we did because now we have four seasons of television done, three seasons of television since, and of course

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is now filming Ahsoka, which runs on Disney plus as well as a live-action show following up on the animated characters he co-created with George Lucas for the er

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animation.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
We love to see the development of all these series and as you know from the news show we do with uh John Watts skeleton crew and and but when you look at Andor and you look at Obi-Wan you look at Manda you look at Boba you all have a different feel, a different tone and I think that's remarkable and really speaks to the serialized nature of

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and how it could be a very flexible uh galaxy I mean it's a galaxy so there's like that lots of stories to tell that it's exciting that i don't know yet.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
I think I'm waiting to see a little bit more when I put it together

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that tone is going to be because it's evolving, it's evolving all the shows we've been working on, whether it's the Mandalorian Thehsoka book of Boba Fett is, now Skeleton Crew, they all exist in the same time frame that they all exist after Return of the Jedi, so between um, I think you'd say between episode six and episode seven there's 30 years that's on the Certainly a bit unexplored on screen, to a degree they've been explored through fiction and through expanded universe stuff, so there's a lot of room for us to tell stories and such.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
There's a lot of characters that are in the game, because we know , who is around at the time, and so in The Mandalorian we begin to introduce these characters, we begin to remind people who already knew them or if you work with the other and you unfamiliar are coming through this show, we're introducing them for the first time and that gives us the opportunity to have stories that connect and characters that go from one story to another and that creates a very rich fabric for us to explore this Gathered in the Great Purge it's good it's back with the tribe yes the pauldron would be fine hasn't your seal been revealed soon well we noted in the book by Boba Fett that there is a chance for the mandalorian redeemed because he had violated the creed by taking off his helmet and in his group of mandalorians that is something that is not allowed, now we know there are other groups of mandalorians there where they are five different rulesets in the clone

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that we saw with

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and also with character i expressed that the mandalorians are very different there , and so these different groups are coming together and we're going to figure out how they all.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
The nexus point for all these communities is of course their homeworld that they were banished from which is Mandalore, you know again

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is something that the It should ultimately make people happy, it should make them feel good, it should be uplifting, and that's

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I didn't feel like a hall when people value everyone, and I know it's just so important to their DNA Thing is, if you think about it, when you left the original, uh,

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, a new aid that theater people end up cheering, people felt great at a time when you could argue that things out there weren't were so great, so I think it's so important to give people that positive feeling that comes from those characters, that appreciation for the actors or people being able to come together and basically say thank you.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
I mean that's all I hear all weekend when I run into people is thank you thank you thank you for that and I think you know I've never heard that before and I have that I've been working on a lot of things and I don't know if it's because it's

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. I don't know if it's because it's been such an isolating time that we're coming out of. We're

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ting to get out of her now, but we if these were very difficult times and and um, you know the launch of this new streaming service with this title that no one had a connection to and people that I believe that they found a way to find a community by looking at things together, there would be people who would stay up and look at it when it first came on the service, so some people are up at midnight 3am depending on where you live and then on social media they would all talk to each other, they would make memes, they would, they would have message boards and I think it was a way for people to come together , although they felt very lonely and now that everyone is coming out and meeting again in the sunlight and seeing that they all share common things and I really feel like there is a community here, un d we went through disneyland together last night and um it was a

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night and it was just so touching to feel the energy and excitement there was appreciation so much like your dad

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should i do about him trust your instincts i tell you we've been pretty lucky I mean we've all by Mark Hamilton we're in a duke.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
Amy Sedaris is awesome but she's a

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stuff now like she has no idea now she's in it which i love that's true she's awesome but um george lucas i dress i don't know that that would be the best cameo, he would have to be the son of baron puppet noida or something like that. I don't know, I wouldn't even speculate that it's hard for me to imagine

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that day would be like Well it was on the set when

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was directing so I love

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and George together see, uh, George, I have tremendous respect for her.
I've been very fortunate to have great conversations that have taught me a lot but when I see

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and George Lucas together it's like a whole lot because how long have you been working together? 12 years, oh yeah, like that, yeah, at least 10 and yeah, I mean it was a master class every day, it was a master class and so I try to apply that every day and pass on

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I've learned . I mean, it's the Jedi experience that I've had, and honestly, explaining to people

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George explained to me about why this all works, why it's different and unique from everyone is probably my biggest responsibility now Unlike any other fantasy series or fiction out there, George has a unique angle and it's something that we need to care about and work on to keep improving
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