Dave Filoni has been a core creator within the Star Wars universe for years, having previously mentored under George Lucas himself. Most recently creating Ahsoka, it has been announced that Filoni will have a greater role at Lucasfilm, being named Chief Creative Officer.

As reported by Vanity Fair, Filoni’s new position as CCO at Lucasfilm will see him involved in the creative process much earlier. “Now I’m what’s called chief creative officer of Lucasfilm,” Filoni told the publication. “In the past, in a lot of projects I would be brought into, I would see it after it had already developed a good ways.” 

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The promotion will see him working with Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy and head of development Carrie Beck. He’ll now have greater input on all the latest projects: “In this new role, it’s opened up to basically everything that’s going on,” he adds. “When we’re planning the future of what we’re doing now, I’m involved at the inception phase.”

Which is great news considering his history with the franchise. He first started working with Lucas almost 20 years ago on the animated series The Clone Wars. Filoni was also involved in the Rebels series before going on to produce The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, both directed by Jon Favreau.

All the new Star Wars shows involve a lot of writers, directors, and producers. When quizzed about how his role as CCO will affect the working dynamic going forward, Filoni had this to say. “I’m not telling people what to do. But I do feel I’m trying to help them tell the best story that they want to tell. I need to be a help across the galaxy here, like a part of a Jedi Council almost.”

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