Dave Filoni has been tapped to direct a Star Wars movie set during the New Republic Era in Star Wars, or as fans have come to call it, the Mando-verse, and in a recent interview with Empire he explains that it will have an era defining moment, similar to Luke blowing up the Death Star in A New Hope.

At Star Wars Celebration, Kathleen Kennedy hinted that Filoni’s film will be set during the Mando-verse era, and that it would tie-in the various franchises that have fleshed out the era such as The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and the soon to be released Ahsoka.

Empire asked Dave if his film would be a culmination of the events featured in these series, and this is what he had to say:

“Culmination is an interesting word. The way I look at it, there are [small] stories, and then there’s the big story of the day, too. A New HopeEmpire and Return Of The Jedi tell the important parts of the tale that really define the history of the period. There are all kinds of sub-stories underneath that. We’ve been building all these small stories. To me, a theatrical experience has to have a big idea – a monumental moment in the time period that changes what’s happening. What Tony [Gilroy] has done [in Andor] and what we did in Rebels, everything then changes when Luke blows up the Death Star. You’re looking for those moments that define an era, and that’s what the films really should be about – whether it’s characters coming together, or a defining moment.”

Dave Filoni

When pressed on what ideas he may have for a defining moment, Filoni remained tight lipped:

“I have ideas, of course. I will not tell you what they are! There are little things along the way that I’ve built across different mediums, all in preparation for things that come later.”

Dave Filoni

One would think the final showdown and death of Thrawn would be the defining moment of this particular era, but it could go other ways. This will be discussed on this week’s episode of the Star Wars Time Show, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle. 

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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on EntertainmentBuddha.com, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.