Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni May Play Larger Roles In Star Wars’ Future

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19: Executive producers/writers Jon Favreau (L) and Dave Filoni of Lucasfilm's "The Mandalorian" at the Disney+ Global Press Day on October 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. "The Mandalorian" series will stream exclusively on Disney+ when the service launches on November 12. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni May Play Larger Roles In Star Wars’ Future

There’s no word on where Star Wars films will go once The Rise of Skywalker arrives in theaters next month. But some big names might shape the future of the franchise. The Hollywood Reporter recently posted an article discussing the future of the series. And it may mean that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni could play a huge part in shaping Star Wars‘ destiny.

Favreau is currently the showrunner on the Disney+ series The Mandalorian and he’s already planning the second seasonFiloni helped revive Star Wars with the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Filoni also directed the debut episode of The Mandalorian, and produces the series with Favreau.

Although the report didn’t specify what their roles might entail, it does say that Favreau and Filoni will have “a lot of say over the future of Star Wars.”

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However, the report shoots down rumors that Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will takeover for Kathleen Kennedy. Even though Feige has a Star Wars project in the works, he’s staying the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following his promotion to chief creative officer.

Finally, the report indicates that the next Star Wars movie, due sometime in 2022, has a new director. There’s no official announcement yet, but a reveal will reportedly come early next year. The report also noted that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is still working on his own Star Wars project.

What do you think about Favreau and Filoni getting more involved with the Star Wars franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

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