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Is Clone Wars and Rebels showrunner looking for a live-action Star Wars movie?

August 2nd, 2014 by Marc Comments

Well we know there’s still a director to be announced for one of the Star Wars spinoff movies…

Is Dave Filoni, the man who looked after Star Wars after George Lucas and before JJ Abrams with the fantastic Clone Wars animated series (and the upcoming Rebels series), looking to direct one of the live-action movies? Well, we hope so and have wanted it to happen for a couple of years…

Speaking to Slashfilm, Filoni was asked if a live action movie is something he’d like to do? “Oh, of course,” he replied, “That’s a selfish thing to say, but of course. I mean, if I were to get an opportunity like that A., I wouldn’t turn it down. B. I would see it as a great honor to do it. And I would apply all my Jedi knowledge to doing it as best I can. When I see these spin-offs happening, I’ve got definitely more than a few ideas of things that I would love to see finished and some things that makes them, I think, personally great stories.

“You know, the writers weren’t even up at the Ranch when we did The Clone Wars. They were all down in L.A. working satellite. So it was really George and I there all the time and it’s just fun to have these other guys (Edwards, Abrams etc). I’ll see them come up on continuity problems and I’m just like “Ha, ha, ha, yeah, I’ve been there. It’s great, isn’t it?” But the main thing I tell them is what a wonderful experience it’s truly gonna be and how the Star Wars fan community yes, they’re particular, yes, they know their stuff, but they love it and they’ve always embraced what we’ve done, but they challenge us and they should. They should challenge us to do new things and exciting things and, you know, that’s when our job is done its best.”

So could it happen? Would you like to see it? We  know we would but let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing or on Facebook

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….