As Lucasfilm begins to plan out the next decade and a half of Star Wars movies, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni has been chatting to Coming Soon about whether he has any aspirations to make the jump to live-action and get behind the camera for a Star Wars Anthology film.
“I’d be crazy to say I’m not interested in that,” said Filoni. “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 it and if it fits with my creative vision for things or would I encumber the process,” Filoni continued. “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 master and in some circles you’re still a Padawan, we should always be learning, all of us. Always be learning.”
With Star Wars Rebels set to finish up with its fourth season Filoni could certainly have time on his hands to tackle a live-action movie, although there have been reports that he’s helping to develop a new animated Star Wars show.
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