Star Wars: Lucasfilm Clarifies the Dave Filoni Promotion Causing a Stir on Twitter

The internet got very excited when Lucasfilm’s website updated the title of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian’s Dave Filoni to executive creative director of the studio, but it turns out he’s been in the role for quite some time and it just took until now for the website to reflect that.

As previously mentioned, the internet assumed Filoni’s title change was a recent promotion and began celebrating what this meant for that galaxy far, far away, as Filoni is a favorite for Star Wars fans.

IGN reached out to Lucasfilm to get clarification on this change, and it informed us that this was simply an update to the website and that Filoni has been the executive creative director at Lucasfilm for “quite some time now.”

“Dave has been serving as Executive Producer / Executive Creative Director at Lucasfilm for quite some time now,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said. “We simply updated our website. Nothing has changed with his current and future projects. He is busier than ever in a galaxy far, far away!”Filoni joined Lucasfilm in 2005 when he was selected by George Lucas himself to help kickstart the studio’s animation efforts and create Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which went on to win four Emmy Awards.

He then continued to work on Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance before moving on to live-action with The Mandalorian. He is currently working on both The Book of Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

All of his previous work led to those getting excited when the title change was discovered on the website, including The Mandalorian’s Ming-Na Wen and Katee Sackhoff. While the promotion isn’t new, it’s still exciting for the future of Star Wars.


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