Freddie Prinze Jr. Loves Dave Filoni’s ‘Star Wars’ Influence Just As Much As Fans Do

by Jeremy Spirogis
Executive Producer Dave Filoni speaking on a

Star Wars is that this colossal drive of nature that has taken over popular culture time and again. Ever because it premiered in 1977, the characters and world created by George Lucas have advanced and stored going all these a long time later. Director and producer Dave Filoni has been in control of storytelling that has gone on to turn into a few of the finest within the Star Wars franchise. And it’s not simply followers who’re excited to see what Filoni has up his sleeves. 

Executive Producer Dave Filoni speaking on a 'Star Wars Rebels' panel at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
Executive Producer Dave Filoni on a ‘Star Wars Rebels’ panel at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday, April 15, 2017 | Todd Anderson/Disney XD by way of Getty Images

Freddie Prinze Jr. ‘can’t wait to see’ what Dave Filoni does with ‘Star Wars’

In an interview on Feb. 13 with IGN, actor Freddie Prinze Jr. talked about his function as Kanan Jarrus, first seen on Star Wars Rebels after which heard in The Rise of Skywalker. It’s the primary time any a part of his character seems in a live-action Star Wars movie, which was additionally the case with Ashley Eckstein’s Ahsoka Tano, who was additionally a Force voice within the film. 

The alternative allowed him to work on this world once more, and with Filoni. He shared that he’s very enthusiastic about what’s to come back for the franchise. “I believe in a lot of the people they have there [at Lucasfilm], and the types of stories they want to tell, just because they’ve told me the stories they want to tell,” Prinze mentioned. “And I think they’re great, and I can’t wait to see more of this stuff in Dave’s head get out there.”

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Filoni is Supervising Director on The Clone Wars and likewise on Star Wars Rebels. And most not too long ago he acquired his first likelihood to work on a live-action Star Wars mission, The Mandalorian, as a author, director, and govt producer. Since Filoni has labored with Prinze previously, he’s shared some secrets and techniques with the actor as properly. 

“He’s told me some of the best — to where I felt like I was a kid and sitting on a pappy’s knee, and they were hearing an old story,” Prinze continued. “That’s how good they are, and those haven’t even been told yet. So they have a ton of work ahead of them, and it’s all work that they’re inspired by … But I love the direction they’re going in, and I love Dave’s influence over the brand at this point.”

George Lucas handpicked Dave Filoni to hold on with ‘Star Wars’ storytelling

As Vanity Fair identified in a function on Filoni and Lucas in November, followers adore Filoni. He has an nearly reverent fanbase round him, and that’s all because of his first, astounding work on The Clone Wars. Lucas introduced Filoni on to proceed engaged on the mission after Lucas stepped again because the end-all-be-all for the franchise.

And thus far, Filoni has nailed every little thing he’s labored on. According to what Lucas advised Filoni, it’s all within the listening. “One day, George said, ‘Do you know why I enjoy working with you?’ And I said, ‘No, I have no idea,’” Filoni advised Vanity Fair. “He said, ‘Well, you listen to me.’”

Jon Favreau — one of many founding fathers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for his work on Iron Man and extra — additionally helmed The Mandalorian. He labored very carefully with Filoni on the Disney+ collection, and Favreau added why it went so properly. “[Filoni will] be very forthcoming with his thoughts and opinions if he thinks that I’m going down the wrong path,” Favreau mentioned. “But he’ll pivot suddenly to learning and questioning and understanding.” With all of the fan-love for the collection, it appears to be going very properly.

Filoni isn’t going anyplace

Filoni has confirmed that he’s very important to Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise at this level. The Clone Wars is likely one of the most beloved elements of the Star Wars, and he’s one of many creators of Ahsoka Tano, additionally an immensely essential character. Filoni is staying on to create much more tales on this galaxy far, far-off. 

“There isn’t a thing that we do in the storytelling space that I don’t check with Dave,” the President of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, advised Vanity Fair. “What I discover about Dave is you don’t simply sit down and have a dialogue about plot or evaluation characters contained in the Star Wars world. You find yourself having significant, considerate discussions about what it’s we’re attempting to say contained in the storytelling. He has a variety of empathy.”

His most up-to-date Star Wars creation comes out this week, with The Clone Wars Season 7 set to premiere on Disney+ on Feb. 21. Fans will get to see the conclusion of the collection, and the way it straight leads into Revenge of the Sith. Even although tissues will probably be wanted, thank the Force for Filoni.

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