Dave Filoni is an American animation director, writer, and animator. He is most known for his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He is also an executive producer on the brand new series, Star Wars Rebels. Star Wars He is the director of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film, and the supervising director of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series. Filoni made an appearance at Celebration IV on Sunday, May 28, 2007 with producer Catherine Winder in the Celebration Theater (Room 408AB), to discuss the beginnings of the new television series and reveal how The Clone Wars is being created. He will also be writing for the Clone Wars monthly comic. Filoni also voices the bounty hunter Embo during various episodes in different seasons. Filoni is serving as an executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, which debuted in fall 2014, alongside Greg Weisman and Simon Kinberg. "Ventress had become one of the most interesting characters… we had all this material, we had all these designs… This is based on scripts we had written with George Lucas… I'm super excited about this book." ―Dave Filoni[src] Dark Disciple is a canon novel starring Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, written by Christie Golden for release by Del Rey on July 7, 2015. The novel is part of The Clone Wars Legacy multimedia initiative, since it is based on an eight-part story arc that was scripted for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, comprised of the episodes "Lethal Alliance," "The Mission," "Conspirators," "Dark Disciple," "Saving Vos Part I," "Saving Vos Part II," "Traitor," and "The Path." The scripts were not produced as episodes prior to the show's cancellation. The novel includes a foreword by Katie Lucas, one of the writers for the original episodes, and skews toward adult readers. DevelopmentEdit "We were particularly interested because [the unproduced episodes] center on Asajj Ventress, who to me is extraordinarily interesting as a character, because she's one of the few who aren't just light or dark, but straddle both. It's an interesting balance to explore: how can you use the dark side but not be completely, truly dark? What's the difference between being an actual Sith and utilizing the dark side of the Force when you need it? How did she become what she became after her training by Dooku? That makes her really, really interesting." ―Shelly Shapiro[src] The novel was first announced on July 25, 2014 at San Diego Comic-Con, in Del Rey's Star Wars panel that prominently featured the novel A New Dawn. The author was announced as Christie Golden, who adapted scripts that were written in conjunction with Series Producer George Lucas, for what would have been the seventh season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series prior to its cancellation. According to Jennifer Heddle, the novel skewed toward adult audiences, with Pablo Hidalgo noting that the novel could explore the characters in deeper ways than the television series was able to. The first illustration for the novel was developed as conceptual art for the animated series. On September 25, 2014, StarWars.com launched a new section dedicated to what was termed The Clone Wars Legacy, a multimedia project to release other unproduced The Clone Wars scripts in various mediums. The site revealed the title of Golden's novel as Dark Disciple—named for one of the adapted episodes—and also contained a gallery featuring concept art from the episodes. Although the gallery listed the story as being a four-part arc, Del Rey editor Shelly Shapiro later stated that the novel was based on eight episodes in total. Golden reaffirmed the number via Twitter, stating that the eight episodes had comprised a single, lengthy story arc. The episodes were titled as follows: "Lethal Alliance," "The Mission," "Conspirators," "Dark Disciple," "Saving Vos Part I," "Saving Vos Part II," "Traitor," and "The Path." The episodes were written by Katie Lucas, Head Writer Matt Michnovetz, and Series Supervising Director Dave Filoni. Golden received animatics for the first four episodes and the scripts for all eight of them.
when David Filoni wrote the screenplay of the very last season of TCW, disney bought lucas and cancelled it. the screenplay became the basis DD.
Filoni had Asajj ventress killed as recorded in DD. So asajj is dead. if Filoni wanted to, he could have had Quinlan Vos killed as well, perhaps as a kind of romeo and juliet scene. he could have had quinlan and asajj in a ship that explodes killing the both of them, kissing. like the movie titanic. sort of. he could have had dooku kill both asajj and quinlan. he could have had mace kill quinlan or anakin.
since Filoni is now in charge of rebels we can infer that we will see Vos in future edition of Rebels.
based on the power level of Vos, above Dooku, its clear he intends Vos to be a major rival to Vader and Sidious in fighting
Filoni when he wrote season 8 DD, he may have intended to increase the power level of Vos so that he is a major threat to Sidious and Vader in Rebels
i actually think Vos will beat Vader, prompting Sidious to replace Vader with Vos. Vos for some time is Sidious new apprentice while Vader schemes to once again be at Sidious side. Perhaps he aligns with Ashoka to take down Vos.
Filoni and Lucas did write in DD that Vos wanted a new master
Vader realizes he must plot to rid himself of emperor
Last edited by redpill on Sep 9th, 2015 at 07:27 PM
Or ya know...he could just appear in other novels, he doesn't have to appear in Rebels. Frankly I'm already getting sick of Rebels turning into "Hey let's bring back all these TCW characters" instead of letting it run on its own merits and own characters.
I mean I guess I don't mind if they appear every so often and their stories are ended at some point, just I thought this show was about exploring new characters and the like.
__________________ "It didn't matter what they'd been before. All that mattered was that they were willing to fight—and maybe die—for the Alliance."―Col Serra.
Last edited by Zenwolf on Sep 9th, 2015 at 08:10 PM
the way i see it there are no clear limits on how many seasons of rebels there will be. how many seasons of simpsons and south park and family guy are there ? after 30 seasons 300 episodes i'd like to
see my fav tcw in at least some of them.
would you watch rebels if the next 10 seasons solely focused on kanan ezra as the only force sensitive good guys after vader kills ashoka?