Dave Filoni posted a brief entry on the official Star Wars Blog today discussing the future of the franchise and his perspective of Lucasfilm's absorption into the great Mouse Empire.
In his blog post entitled "Star Wars Will Be Forever," Filoni wrote:
"I think this is an incredibly exciting time for all of us. I am being reunited with old friends of mine from my Disney days and getting ready, like all of you, for Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. When Revenge of the Sith was over, I found myself in the incredible position of carrying the torch forward. Now I can see the incredibly bright light that is the future of Star Wars. For those of you who are fans of The Clone Wars, do not worry. We have many stories left to tell, and every one of them came directly from George himself. Right down to the last one, where that thing with Ahsoka happens…"Three things to take from this brief quote:
1) "We have many stories left to tell..."
We already know they are into work on Season Six of the series from various reports. It is my operating assumption that they are going to do a Season Seven as well. The challenge is that they are very close to the end of The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith, so I have a hard time believing they will go to a Season Eight or Nine, but anything is possible. It also strikes me as unlikely that Lucas has sketched out more than a season or two past where we are now based on his retirement and other commitments in handing off Lucasfilm to Kathleen Kennedy and Disney.
2) "every one of them came directly from George..."
This is encouraging and fits with Lucas' methods. The Clone Wars is his baby and he wants to make sure it is going to tell the overall story he wants to tell. It is interesting to note that this means the fate of the major TCW original characters has been sketched out by George himself, Rex, Cad Bane, Hondo Ohnaka, and of course Ahsoka.
3) "Right down to the last one, where that thing with Ahsoka happens..."
This is Dave trolling the fans. The obvious implication is that Ahsoka dies. But this is Dave talking and I am sure he knows exactly what he is saying. The "thing" with Ahsoka is her fate, I bet she lives, but either way it clearly shows that the conclusion of the series will focus on Ahsoka. She is the main character of the series and the through-line. The death of Ahsoka fits better in terms of storytelling with Revenge of the Sith, but that is a discussion that I have already gone rather in depth with in my column, "The 8 Fates of Ahsoka Tano."
SOURCE: Star Wars Blog