Dave Filoni with a Stormtrooper maquette from Star Wars RebelsBy: Benjamin Hart
Our good friend Jimmy Mac recently interviewed Dave Filoni on RebelForce Radio and, as usual, Dave had a lot to say. For those who don't know, Dave is the former Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and is now Executive Producer of the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels alongside Greg Weisman & Simon Kinberg. Aside from discussing the Clone Wars' bonus content and almost confirming that those in attendance at Star Wars Celebration Europe II will indeed get a first look at Rebels, Dave gives us some hints at what the new series will look like:
"It's not gonna be like Clone Wars, it's gonna be different.... In some of the very early development for Clone Wars, one of the things I really wanted to try and do was capture the look of Ralph Mcquarrie.... Clone Wars kinda developed it's own style and George wanted a very unique look to the faces of the characters and the angularity... Here(in Rebels) we can just kind of apply what we learned on Clone Wars and what was successful and what wasn't and I can really attack what I really wanted to before, which was really getting to that look that Ralph achieved much more directly in a much more defined way than we ever did on Clone Wars" And later he added; "This time we're going more with an animated style."
I highly recommend listening to the entire interview(& show) which begins around 1:06:30. Rebels talk starts just after 1:34:00.