Dave Filoni won't be the show-runner for Star Wars: Resistance

The past decade of animated STAR WARS projects have been overseen by Dave Filoni, but the next series on the horizon won't include Filoni to quite the same degree. Star Wars: Resistance is set to follow Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Although Filoni created the series and will serve as executive-producer, he recently told IGN that he's passed the day-to-day duties on Resistance to others

Resistance is a bit different, in that I'm not on that day-to-day. I created and set it in motion, but I've given that to other people to raise up, people that I've worked with a long time, who I think deserve the opportunity to tell stories and I think it's exciting, and I give them my thoughts and notes – I was just doing that this morning, like George would give me. So that's fun.

Dave Filoni has previously said that the idea for Star Wars: Resistance came out of his interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. "My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me," Filoni said. "There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time."

Despite not running the day-to-day operations of Resistance, it's not like Dave Filoni will be kicking up his heels as he's deeply involved in another animated STAR WARS project. It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be returning for 12 all-new episodes which will conclude the cancelled series. After spending the past few years immersed in the world of Star Wars: Rebels, Filoni needed to do his homework in order to get back into prequel trilogy mode.

And then obviously with Clone Wars I'm very in the weeds on that and will have to be, because I myself have had to go back and watch a whole bunch of stuff that I had done, and I went back and watched Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones in depth again. I'm like, "I have to upload this whole timeline." Just the intricacy of how the clones got made and where Dooku was and all of those things were stuff that I was just doing from memory at the time, because I was in it. Then I switched time periods and went on and did Star Wars Rebels, so to go back into Clone Wars, I have to remember, “Wait – where was everybody? How did that work?" And I had charts and figured all this stuff out, but I've uploaded the chip now, so I'm good.

Star Wars: Resistance will debut this fall.

Source: IGN



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