Dave Filoni on the possibility of an R-rated Star Wars movie: ''It sounds interesting''

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Dave Filoni, who has worked on numerous franchise works such as the live-action Star Wars dramas The Mandalorian and Star Wars: Ahsoka, and serves as Lucasfilm's CCO (Chief Content Officer), has commented on areas that the Star Wars universe has yet to explore. Appearing on the American podcast Happy Sad Confused, Filoni said, "I don't know, but it sounds interesting," when asked about the possibility of an R-rated Star Wars movie being made. "The bottom line is that whatever you do, you have to make it a really good movie. If you look at something that's considered unique like Cassian Andor, it's well done. Tony (Gilroy) and his team did a great job," he continued.

"Andor" (2022-), a drama created by Tony Gilroy, is the first full-scale spy thriller in the Star Wars series. Not only are there no Jedi or Forces, but there are also no scenes with comical Wookies or droids to make you laugh. It is a completely adult series that has never been seen in Star Wars before, and as Filoni says, the expression "unusual" may be appropriate. Filoni further commented, "I think there is an audience that likes such works, and I would like to continue to stimulate the imagination of children together with that audience. That way, when they grow up, they will understand the value of such works." 

Citing the example of adult works such as "Cassian Andor" being created and gaining popularity, he hinted that it would not be surprising if an R-rated Star Wars movie was made. Filoni also emphasized how important it is for creators to breathe their own voice into the project, and said that no one would want to watch a work that simply imitates George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars. Meanwhile, Disney is approaching the release of the first R-rated movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), "Deadpool & Wolverine," on July 26. What happened in the MCU may also happen in the "Star Wars" universe.