“There’s an audience for that”: Dave Filoni’s R-Rated Idea Can Finally Give Star Wars Fans Its John Wick Like Action Movie

Dave Filoni discusses whether there will be an R-rated Star Wars movie in the near future.

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  • Dave Filoni, in a recent interview, seems to be open to the idea of creating an R-rated Star Wars movie.
  • While he did not directly answer the question, he mentioned that, due to the different creativity levels of filmmakers these days, it a good possibility in the near future.
  • This further adds to the idea that Ahmed Best from the Star Wars prequel trilogy had to make a movie based on his Jedi character Kelleran and John Wick.
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The magnetic cinematography of Star Wars is never-ending, with new flicks shattering glass ceilings ever since it premiered in the 1970s. Since then, the American epic has hooked the fans, as evidenced by broken box office records.


Although the series has explored several stories set in a galaxy far, far away, it has never opted to produce an R-rated film. The MPA classification of films made under the Disney banner has consistently stayed at PG-13.

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However, a recent interview with Dave Filoni, Chief Creative Officer of Lucasfilm, presents a different image for those who love Star Wars.


Dave Filoni discusses the possibility of an R-rated Star Wars film

The world of the fantasy genre is everlasting, with creative minds weaving stories that have never been heard before. Extending this statement, Dave Filoni recently appeared in an interview with Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.


The CCO was directly questioned about whether an R-rated Star Wars film was on the cards, to which he replied.

There’s an audience for that. I think also with that audience, I want to still be hitting the imagination of the kids out there so they can grow up and appreciate those things.

While Feloni generally avoids answering direct questions related to movies, he does agree that various filmmakers and authors have different perspectives on Star Wars, which may result in an R-rated Star Wars film.


Additionally, not everyone has the same ability to direct movies as George Lucas and creating a film without a person’s unique flair and creativity would be impossible.

The idea of an R-rated Star Wars film also stimulates viewers’ fantasies about a John Wick film set in the Star Wars universe. And to the surprise of the audience, Ahmed Best from the Star Wars prequel trilogy has a John Wick-inspired idea to present.

Ahmed Best makes a Star Wars movie proposal that is modeled after John Wick

In an interview with Comic Book, the actor best remembered for playing Jar Jar Binks in the prequel trilogy revealed a movie idea that would feature John Wick and his Jedi character Kelleran Beq.

Ahmed Best as Master Kelleran Beq. Credit: Starwars.com

He is mostly motivated by his admiration for Kelleran’s Filipino fighting techniques and the fact that, despite being the center of the Star Wars world, the Jedi were prohibited from showcasing their abilities given the strict Jedi code.

Further, by bringing in a combination of Jedi and Wick, the movie will elevate the capability of talented fighters to a new level. In addition, this would be a stunning addition to the ensemble of genuine warriors and samurais that the franchise has already produced. 


Written by Sakshi Singh

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Sakshi Singh is currently working as an entertainment writer at Fandomwire. A lawyer by education, she has written articles across all genres, covering everything from binge-worthy Netflix shows like Stranger Things and The Crown to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's latest blockbusters. In her free time, Sakshi enjoys painting and immersing herself in crime thrillers such as Mindhunter and True Detective.