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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 we

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ted our celebration last summer, it was the first one, David was in a lot, it was in Chicago and it was, uh, three years ago, four years ago, yeah wow it was before The Mandalorian even aired so I was getting to know the

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

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and to see the appreciation that they've had for the shows that we've done because now we've done four seasons of Television, three seasons of Television since then, and of course now

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is filming Ahsoka, which is on Disney as well as a live action . follow-up program to the animated characters he created with George Lucas for the foreign animation of

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

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and how a very Galaxy could be flexible, I mean, it's a Galaxy, so there's so many stories to tell that it's exciting that I don't know yet, I think I'm waiting to see a little bit more as I put it together. it becomes because it's evolving right now, it's evolving every show we've worked on, whether it's Mandalorian thehsoka, the Boba Fett book, now Skeleton Crew, they all exist within the same time period, they all exist after Return of the Jedi so come in huh I guess. you'd say between episode six and episode seven there's 30 years in there that's kind of unexplored on screen, to some degree, it's been explored through fiction and through Extended Universe stuff, so there's a lot of room for us to tell stories and there are a lot of characters that are in play because we know who is present at the time, so in Mandalorian we

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ted to introduce those characters, we

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ted to remember people who already knew them or if you are not familiar with the other I work and you are just coming through this program, we are introducing you for the first time and this gives us the opportunity to have stories that interconnect and characters that go from story to story and that creates a very rich fabric for us to explore this. he was reunited in the Great Purge, he's good, he's back with the tribe, yes, Pauldron would be in order, his seal has been revealed yet not soon?
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
Well, we established, uh, in the Boba Fett book, that there was an opportunity for the Mandalorian to be redeemed because he had transgressed against the Creed by removing his helmet and among his group of Mandalorians that is something that is not allowed now we know that there is other groups of Mandalorians where they have There are different sets of rules in the Clone

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that we saw with

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and also with the character that I voiced that the Mandalorians are very different there and that these different groups are coming together and we're going to figure out how they all make the point.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
Nexus for all those communities, of course, it's their home world that they're exiled from, which is Mandalore, you know,

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

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I didn't feel like a hall when people appreciate everyone and I know that's something that's so important to the DNA of this when you think back to when you left the

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origin al, uh, a new help that the theater people are cheering for at the end. people felt really good at a time when you know you could argue that things weren't so good outside, so I think it's really important to give people this positive feeling that happens through these characters, this recognition of them Actors or people can 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. If I meet people it's thanks, thank you, thank you for that and I think they know that I haven't worked on many 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 a period of isolation that we're coming out of, we're just beginning to come out now but if these were very difficult times and, um, you know, launching this new streaming service with this title that nobody had any connection to either and I think people found a way to find Community by watching things together, there would be people staying up and looking at it from the first time it was put on duty so some people are up at midnight to three in the morning depending on where you lived and then on social media everyone would talk to each other yes, they would create memes, they would have a message. boards and I think it was a way for people to come together even though they felt very lonely and now that everyone is

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ting to go out and meet again in the sunshine and see that everyone shares things in common and I really feel like there's a community here and we went through Disneyland yesterday together and it was a

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night and it was very moving to feel how much energy and excitement appreciation there was as much as your father

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do I do with him? trust your instincts I tell you we've been very lucky, I mean, we've got everyone from Mark Hamilton, we're in a Herzog.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
Amy Sedaris is great, but now she's a

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fabric like she has no idea now that she's in it, which I love. I don't know, that would be the best cameo, well it would have to be the son of the Baron Noida puppet or something, I don't know, I wouldn't even speculate on that, it's hard for me to imagine

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that day would be like. Well, he's been on the set when

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's been directing, so I love seeing

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and George together, uh, George, I have a lot of respect for her. I've been very lucky to have great conversations where I've learned a lot but when I see

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and George Lucas together it's like a lot because how long did they work together 12 years oh yeah close to that yeah like at least 10 and yeah I want to saying it was a master class every day was a master class and so I'm trying to apply that every day and and pass on

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I've learned, I mean it's the Jedi experience I've had and honestly that's probably my biggest responsibility now trying to explain to people

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George explained to me about why this all works, why it's different and unique.
dave filoni and jon favreau on what s next for star wars entertainment weekly
From any other fantasy or fiction series, George lends itself from a unique point of view and it is something that we have to take care of and work to improve again and again.
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