Filoni On The PT And Rebels

Thanks to Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy for picking out some great quotes from Dave Filoni’s interview with Rebel Force Radio concerning the prequels’ influence on “Rebels”:

“I am not going to sit there and dismiss anything from the Prequels or Prequel era! I see Star Wars as one whole story, one big piece. So anything from the Prequel or the Original Trilogies is fair game as far as I’m concerned, design wise & story wise.”

“I like that we are able to get some things from the Prequels into Star Wars Rebels here and there, when it fits because it’s important when there are many many fans of the Prequels & The Clone Wars era that love those characters and those ideas so we bring them along as well.”

“It might be a bigger struggle for Original Trilogy fans, but you can’t sit and dismiss the Prequel era when you move beyond Episode 3 or else you’re not dealing with all of Star Wars, yes a lot of those visual cues fade as you move further along in the saga but if you went to Coruscant in Return Of The Jedi it will still look like Coruscant from the Prequels for the most part, except for all the statues of the Emperor everywhere.”

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12 Responses to “Filoni On The PT And Rebels”

  1. oxward321 Says:

    I now have hope for Rebels. Love Dave! He should direct EP VII.

  2. lovelucas Says:

    Dave Filoni is next to George. I loved hearing him speak at the first prequel panel at Celebration V. He – and the entire panel, including Tom Hodges, Bryan Young, Eric Geller, James Arnold Taylor, Kyle Newman – believe as we do. It was so powerful to find standing room only listening to what these supreme prequel fans had to say – yes, HAD to say. It was delivered with the same passion we feel. Dave Filoni is- hell, let’s call it as it is – heroic.

  3. Paul F. McDonald Says:

    If Filoni and Abrams would sit down and have a looooooong talk, the sequel trilogy would have a solid chance of knocking it out of the park.

  4. Adam D. Bram (The Nilbog) Says:

    First JJ and George getting chummy, then Jett’s revelations, and now this.

    I do believe I’m breathing the easiest I’ve breathed since they announced the sale almost a year ago.

  5. Eduardo Jencarelli Says:

    I’m wondering if this is good news or not:..

    On one hand, having Kasdan more involved is good. On the other, if they commit to a 2015 release date, they’ll have ZERO time to write this.

    • Bob Clark Says:

      Why it might be good news:

      — We have Kasdan on board for the script. Even I wish that he’d taken George up on the offer to help on the Prequels.
      — Abrams is a stronger director when he’s working his own scripts. The pilots for “Alias” and “Lost”, the features “Mision Impossible 3” and “Super 8” are all much stronger efforts than his “Trek” films.
      — For the first time in the franchise since Lucas, we’ll have a SW film written and directed by the same person. Hopefully that means we have a real, personal vision here, and not just a film by committee.

      Why it might be bad news:

      — The report suggests that Arndt’s script has been thrown out entirely, and that was the one that Lucas was working on. Does that mean that Lucas’ involvement with the story has been jettisoned as well? Is the kernel of his original scenario being honored? Will Lucas conference with Abrams and Kasdan? A lot of uncertainty here.
      — As has already been raised, this either pushes the date back or makes it really tough to meet a 2015 release. And it raises the further possibility of Abrams jumping ship as he almost did before, allegedly, and making this even more of a debacle (on the other hand, if it leads to Lucas stepping in to direct himself from a script by Abrams and Kasdan, ala Peter Jackson re-assuming the mantle on “The Hobbit” after Guillermo Del Toro left, it may turn out to be the answer to everyone’s prayers at once).
      — As much as I like the idea of Abrams working from his own script, it just makes me wish he wasn’t doing somebody else’s franchise to begin with. His best stuff overall are his own creations, and when he plays with other pop-cultural toys it just feels thin and unsatisfying. I’m reminded of how Lucas had to come up with “Star Wars” because he couldn’t get the rights to “Flash Gordon”, and how David Lynch turned down “Return of the Jedi”– is Abrams on the same level as Lucas or Lynch? We’ll never know, because he keeps running away from original ideas to join other franchises.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      Just posted an open thread about it!

  6. Eduardo Jencarelli Says:

    I do like it, however, that Roger Guyett is apparently all but confirmed in Episode VII. Having the visual effects supervisor behind Episode III is always welcome news.

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