Live action Star Wars film combines all of Dave Filoni’s TV shows
Much is happening or about to happen in these interconnected storylines of the Disney+ series: The Mandalorian sets the stage for the reclaiming of Mandalore, with Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff) appearing as a key character; “Ahsoka” will focus on the exiled Jedi (played by Rosario Dawson) who seeks revenge; and “The Book of Boba Fett” laid the groundwork for potential antagonists to pull the strings of the Pyke Syndicate. While details about Filoni’s upcoming film are sparse, it will most likely be structured as a suspenseful conclusion to these storylines, with an exclusive focus on the New Republic era, which is plagued by several issues of its own.
“I’m just excited to be able to do a movie!” Filoni said at the panel, and it was only a matter of time before the longtime Star Wars collaborator got a chance to direct a high-stakes Star Wars film. Having worked at Lucasfilm since 2008 and directing the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars while overseeing the subsequent animated series, Filoni is the perfect candidate to delve deeper into the rich, complex world of Star Wars and guide the Tales of New Republic to a compelling, cohesive ending.
Filoni’s new film will follow “the escalating war between the Imperials and the nascent New Republic,” part of which was already being developed in the final season of The Mandalorian, where the new government seems vulnerable to insider attacks from Imperial loyalists . It remains to be seen how things will continue.