Dave Filoni Officially Named Lucasfilm Chief Creative Officer Overseeing STAR WARS Content

In a move that should have been made a long, long time ago, Dave Filoni has officially been named as Lucasfilm's Chief Creative Officer and will now oversee STAR WARS content moving forward.

This comes directly from Filoni himself, via Vanity Fair.

“Now I’m what’s called chief creative officer of Lucasfilm,” Filoni tells Vanity Fair, which places him into the development process much earlier and in a much more expansive capacity than his previous advisory duties. “In the past, in a lot of projects I would be brought into it, I would see it after it had already developed a good ways.”

Vanity Fair continues.

Filoni will now work more directly with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and alongside Carrie Beck, a veteran producer turned head of development, to originate and shepherd the next generation of Star Wars shows and movies. After spending many years involved in the creation of Star Wars animation, including the Rebels series, he became increasingly involved in live-action as a producer with Jon Favreau on the The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. “In this new role, it’s opened up to basically everything that’s going on,” Filoni says. “When we’re planning the future of what we’re doing now, I’m involved at the inception phase.”

This is fantastic news for the STAR WARS franchise since there has been a need for this role for many years now. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has had a heck of a time navigating getting the next film developed and released since 2019's STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER having failed development project after another. 

The future should be much brighter for STAR WARS moving forward as Filoni was hand-picked by creator George Lucas to bring STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated series to life nearly two decades ago. The duo worked side-by-side for years and if anyone knows STAR WARS almost as much as its creator, it's Dave Filoni.