Hardcore Star Wars fans might recognize Dave Filoni as a pretty solid figure in the Star Wars universe. He is the director and producer of the Clone Wars animated series and the executive producer for Star Wars Rebels, which is coming to an end with its fourth season. Recently in an interview with Coming Soon, Filoni was asked if he would be interested in directing a live-action film and he had this to say:
“I’d be crazy to say I’m not interested in that. I don’t want to say that would be the ultimate, because I really enjoy the stories I’m telling now and I would never undercut them by saying they’re something less. I think the craft we do and the work we do in these series is tremendous and the artists we have working on them are amazing. but I can’t help but be curious about this live-action world and what I see there and the tremendous opportunities that are around me. It is very interesting to me, I respect the craft that it is, it’s a different style. I’ve been observing and learning a lot about it to see how I would do and if it fits with my creative vision for things or would I encumber the process. I don’t do things like that unless I feel like I do have a real ownership and mastery of it, I just think it’s disrespectful to the crew that you would work with, who would obviously been tremendous professionals and I wouldn’t want to hinder them in any way. you know, we’ll see. In some circles you find you’re a a master and in some circles you’re still a Padawan, we should always be learning, all of us. Always be learning.”
I think this is great advice and he obviously has put a lot of thought into it. I especially respect the fact that he puts a strong emphasis on the importance of both crafts. TV and film both have very different strengths and weaknesses and he obviously recognizes that just because you can do one, doesn’t make it an easy transfer to the other. I think if he does ever end up directing a live action Star Wars film, it will be under good tutelage and there’s no doubt he will put a lot of effort into it. He seems to really care about the projects he works on, which is something I respect immensely.
Do you think Filoni should be considered as a director to take on a Star Wars film?