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Slashfilm Posts Full Rebels Interview With Dave Filoni

Posted by Eric on August 7, 2014 at 10:28 AM CST

Dave Filoni, the Star Wars Rebels executive producer, discussed the upcoming series and its connections to the rest of the saga in an interview with Slashfilm's Germain Lussier. In the last week, Lussier has shared a few excerpts from the conversation, but now he's published the complete interview. Here's a section where Filoni discusses the responsibility he has at Lucasfilm as arguably George Lucas' closest collaborator over the past several years:

So is there any added pressure in [Rebels being the first piece of the new Disney era]? And how did that change things from how you worked on Clone Wars?

I don’t think there’s any added pressure. Pressure to me was creating a Star Wars film, then sitting alone in a theater with George Lucas and showing it to him, the guy that created the word “Wookie” and R2-D2. That was pressure. This now is just responsibility. People look to me more than before even for answers because I work with George so closely. Everything I do on this show is based on what he taught me and on my reactions. My editing style, the visual language I bring to it. I’m trying to maintain a legacy and I feel very strongly about being entrusted with that legacy. So I don’t see pressure that way.

It’s different than it was before in that when we worked with George, we were all at Skywalker Ranch. The animation division was almost separate within Lucasfilm. But Kathy [Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm] has brought us down to the Presidio now, so we work right where ILM is and we’re right where all the Star Wars films are gonna be made. We’re all on the same floor. And, you know, I think that gives a better community now. You know, it’s kind of like without George, we’re all banding together. Lucasfilm Story Group, Kathy Kennedy, the directors of all the new films, we all get together and talk about Star Wars and what’s gonna be best for it. So I’m very proud and I feel the responsibility of being this first thing out.
Check out the rest of the interview here.

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