Tony Gilroy Reportedly To Take on More Star Wars Projects as Fans Are No Longer Happy With Dave Filoni


It’s not a secret that Star Wars fandom is facing sort of a social crisis. In recent times, much of the focus of the franchise has been put on female leads and representation within live-action projects. Some fans consider it to be a good thing, while some are criticizing that direction.

The reasons behind the criticism are numerous, some fans are genuinely misogynistic, but a vast majority feel that the female and minority representation feels forced and therefore falls flat and bland, being there just for the sake of being there, which makes the overall products all that worse.

The recent release of ‘The Acolyte’ further eroded the trust of fans in Dave Filoni, who according to one of the writers signed off on everything in the script, including the potential canon-breaking instances. So where does Tony Gilroy come on?

Recently, industry insider MyTimeToShineHello shared on social media that Lucasfilm wants Tony Gilroy and Beau Willimon to work on more Star Wars projects after ‘Andor’ is completed.

As the showrunner for ‘Andor,’ Gilroy had significant influence over the series’ overall direction, including its plot development, character arcs, and visual style. His take on the show ensured that the series stayed true to the essence of Star Wars while introducing fans to top-notch storytelling.

Gilroy’s previous involvement with the Star Wars universe, particularly his work on ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ gave him valuable insights into the franchise’s tone, themes, and audience expectations. So it’s no wonder that fans remember him with nothing but words of praise.

Following the release of these rumors, fans flocked to social media to provide their support.

The comment related to the Old Republic is interesting since there have been rumors that a live-action adaptation of ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ is happening. That’s also something Headland expressed interest in before ‘The Acolyte’ premiered.

So, what do you think? Would you like to see Gilroy taking on more Star Wars projects? Let us know in the comments below!

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