Could Star Wars See a Mature Storyline? Dave Filoni Shares His Thoughts

Could Star Wars See a Mature Storyline? Dave Filoni Shares His Thoughts

Remember when The Mandalorian sparked discussions by almost dropping Star Wars’ first F-bomb? While that didn’t set a new standard for a galaxy far, far away, it did open conversations about how mature the content could get. On the Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz, Dave Filoni, joined by Rosario Dawson and Hayden Christensen, discussed the potential for more mature Star Wars narratives.

Could Star Wars See a Mature Storyline? Dave Filoni Shares His Thoughts

The bottom line is: whatever we do, it has to be really well done. When you look at something that is taken as different, like Andor—it’s so well done, and Tony [Gilroy] and his team do such a phenomenal job, that I think that there’s an audience for that, said Filoni. His focus on quality suggests a high bar must be met for any deviation from the usual Star Wars tone.

Different Yet Familiar

A pivotal point in the discussion was comparing mature themes with traditional influences. Filoni shared how his father introduced him to Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai: I’m not going to sit there and pretend I understood any of that when I was little… but as you get older, you’re like ‘Oh my gosh, it’s right there,’ and it’s hitting you in the face. You appreciate it in a different way.

Could Star Wars See a Mature Storyline? Dave Filoni Shares His Thoughts

A Broad Audience

I also want to still be hitting the imagination of the kids out there so that they can grow up and appreciate those things, Filoni emphasized. The goal is to balance different tastes within the vast Star Wars audience spectrum, much like how one’s taste in cinema evolves over time.

The Influence of Andor

Could Star Wars See a Mature Storyline? Dave Filoni Shares His Thoughts

The success of shows like Andor highlights the potential for varied storytelling within the franchise. According to Filoni, working within creators’ comfort zones while ensuring high-quality production can allow for more experimental projects without alienating traditional fans.

A World Open to Possibilities

The interview highlighted that while an R-rated story isn’t currently on the horizon, the evolving tastes of audiences could open new doors. As long as future projects maintain the core of what makes Star Wars impactful across generations, filmmakers might find creative ways to incorporate more mature themes.

Could Star Wars See a Mature Storyline? Dave Filoni Shares His Thoughts

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