Empire is continuing to dribble out choice interview quotes from the creators over at Lucasfilm to promote its The Book of Boba Fett issue (available 11/25), and today Dave Filoni’s Ahsoka series gets some love.
In the interview, Dave Filoni reveals that he’s still scripting out the Ahsoka show, which should go into full production this upcoming March. He explains how thrilling it is to finally be writing a series for a character he first created way back in the late 2000’s for The Clone Wars.
“It’s thrilling, I gotta tell you. It’s something you imagine doing for a long time. And then it’s kind of startling when you’re sitting there, and now you have to do it.”Dave Filoni – EMPIRE
It sounds like someone needs pinched, but his feelings are very understandable considering his passion for the character and Star Wars in general.
I don’t think it’s a stretch for fans to believe Dave when he says that writing Ahsoka is thrilling, so the interesting nugget in this interview is the fact that he has had this particular adventure brewing in his head for Ahsoka for a long time.
“I thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it’s interesting to see how it’s evolved. Years ago, I never would have imagined that it was sprung from a branch of a tree that had anything to do with a guy [like] Din Djarin, or a child that looks like Yoda. It’s a great lesson for me on how, when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau, they can help lend such dimension and depth to what you’re doing.”Dave Filoni – EMPIRE
It’s pretty cool to think that Dave has had this story planned for quite some time and that it has since been influenced by events and characters that were introduced in The Mandalorian. I do believe that the core story Filoni has been kicking around is the continuation of the Star Wars Rebels epilogue, in which Gandalf Ahsoka and Sabine Wren head out in search of Ezra Bridger (and ultimately Thrawn), but like Dave said above, the overall adventure will now be influenced by the happenings in the Mando-verse.
What was once probably more a love letter to the character and a continuation of the Rebels’ series finale, Ahsoka now sounds like a tale with much more depth and connective tissues to the new world Filoni helped Favreau to create. This should only enhance what Filoni had planned before for the character and give even more flesh to the overarching Mando-verse, which will hopefully continue on for years on Disney+
Nick and I will talk more about Dave’ interview on today’s episode of the SWTS, 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.