Multiple sources are talking, and it from the sound of it, Star Wars animation guru Dave Filoni will be taking a turn in the live-action directing chair for the project, rumored to be nicknamed, “Huckleberry.”
I think we’re officially in the thick of it now. It felt like the live action Star Wars television series was never going to happen. We’ve been waiting for this since 2005 at Celebration III when George Lucas said Star Wars: Underworld would become a thing. It never did. And now here we are in 2018 and it is finally happening.Jason Ward, MakingStarWars.net
“Since September I have heard that Dave Filoni is directing two episodes of the first season of the live action Star Wars television series written and produced by Jon Favreau,” wrote MakingStarWars.net’s Jason Ward. “Some sources believe Filoni is directing the first episode of the show (and a Marvel Cinematic Universe alum is said to be involved too).
“I’ve been told there are five directors in total for season one and three are directing two episodes,” added Ward. “A director with two episodes is supposedly George Lucas’ ‘Padawan’ Dave Filoni.”
Honestly, this is fantastic news.
First, Filoni’s small screen projects have stitched the cinematic Saga together; both Clone Wars (above) and Rebels (and now Resistance), expanding the universe while binding “galaxy together.”
MSW also included photos of what looks to be a blue screen shoot on the set we mentioned earlier this week.
“Yesterday during filming they had two guys in costume standing on the rooftops of the sets. We weren’t able to get a solid photo of the costumes, unfortunately,” explained Ward, once featured in Wired for his proclivity in finding Star Wars scoops. “They were wearing dark brown jackets with hoodies, kind of like a Jawa hood so we could not see their faces (we’re not saying the face is blacked out) but even when they turned towards us we couldn’t see any flesh of the face.”
Meanwhile, the news from a galaxy far, far away keeps rolling in.
Star Wars Resistance debuts this weekend via various Disney outlets, and Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy reportedly signed a three-year extension.
As ward wrote: “We’re seeing things. We’re hearing things. As always, this is the most fun moment for me in all of this. Not too long from now, we’re going to be watching a Star Wars television show and that’s awesome.”
Agreed on all counts!
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