Dave Filoni talks to Deadline.com in regards to the finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the way forward for Star Wars Rebels, season 2 of The Mandalorian, and the character he was instrumental in creating, Ahsoka Tano.
Watch out for spoilers forward if in case you have not but seen the final episode of The Clone Wars on Disney+!
With Clone Wars over, do you suppose we’ll see one other season of Rebels?
No. Probably not. I used to be actually proud of how that collection turned out, and I really feel like we obtained to inform an entire story there. It was one of many issues that basically drove me to pondering, properly, it will be nice to have an entire feeling like that for Clone Wars, so now to have each is de facto nice. I believe that there’s all the time potential for tales that contain the characters from Rebels, which is possibly a greater strategy to put it. They’ve all earned their place within the galaxy, so to talk, so I’m certain there’s some extra of them to do.
I ask not solely due to Ahsoka Tano’s ending right here with Clone Wars, however there are various who’d wish to see the arc of Sabine and the black-bladed lightsaber. Do you suppose we’ll ever see one other continuation of that storyline?
Oh, I believe it’s doable. I imply, it’s positively one thing that I left hanging on the finish and a part of that cause is simply it’s all the time good in my thoughts when there’s one other story. I like issues in a collection, even after I learn or watch them, and there’s all the time a little bit of disappointment when one thing does come to an finish, so potential is a superb factor. I really like that individuals are serious about these tales in the identical means that I puzzled about many tales. As a child I puzzled what occurred to Luke after Return of the Jedi and all my heroes. I believe it’s a pure a part of having fun with this, and I believe there’s all the time potential for additional tales. Actually, I’ll say it’s one thing I’ve given an honest quantity of thought to, so that you by no means know when or if it’ll truly ever take form.
The ending for Clone Wars, the place Vader finds the lightsaber of his outdated Padawan Ahsoka — was that the finale you had been all the time envisioning or was there another? Additionally, what was your thought course of on how deep you’d take the final season into Revenge of the Sith?
I all the time had in thoughts an ending that will one way or the other concerned Vader. I believed it was actually compelling and the imagery of the lightsaber and him holding it; that spoke a lot. It additionally spoke to one thing that I mentioned with George (Lucas) through the years so far as the aftermath of the Clone Wars. The rationale why we by no means noticed too many Jedis preventing towards the empire is the truth that a variety of them felt that they failed of their objective to guard the Republic, they usually had been all deceived. And so a variety of them realized that preventing a struggle possibly isn’t one of the simplest ways and created violence. They set their sabers down, they tried to search out totally different paths to serving to individuals than maybe, , being violent, and so there’s an outdated thought there.
I believe additionally it was an fascinating means in these 4 components to inform an entire story of Anakin (Skywalker) that’s not the identical because the movie, and one of many issues that I used to be very cautious to do is, whereas I’m close to the movie and paralleling the movie, and generally interwoven with it, I by no means need to change something that’s occurring in there or say should you have a look at it from this fashion, it’s totally different. I’m attempting to keep up the integrity of what George did in his work and simply say, that is the way it went for Ahsoka and Rex. And so it was straightforward on the finish to type of cut up issues aside, and it wasn’t actually about saying, ‘Right here’s the best hits of issues, bear in mind this from Revenge of the Sith?’ All of the scenes that you simply noticed and moments that crossover are literally very related for Ahsoka and Rex, and at a sure level I wanted that story to type of go in its personal route to ensure I wasn’t violating the house that belonged to the Anakin Skywalker saga. So, that is still intact, as a result of I’m over right here speaking extra in regards to the Ahsoka Tano/Rex saga, which is the tip of the Clone Wars correct. In order that’s why I didn’t go too far into (Sith). All these different occasions that had been lined, had been lined by George, and that’s the place they’re vital and from his perspective is vital.
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