Many Star Wars fans consider Rogue One to be the best film of the Disney era, and the spin-off will be shown on television on Friday.
Since the start of “The Mandalorian” in 2019, showrunners Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who were already able to convince fans with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, have been considered the saviors of the “Star Wars” universe by many fans. After the success of the first live-action series, “The Mandalorian”, the duo recently started the third season on Disney+. They are now involved in many Star Wars series, including The Book of Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
Dave Filoni was not involved in the popular Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One, or was he? A statement by “Star Wars: Rebels” spokesman Freddie Prinze Jr. suggests that he may have been involved in the acclaimed scene at the end of the film in which Darth Vader appears, thus building the bridge to “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope”. It’s said that Gareth Edwards did not direct this scene, but rather Filoni.
The film, which takes place before Episode IV, tells the story of how the rebels obtained the Death Star’s plans, which enabled them to later destroy the weapon of mass destruction. Perhaps the most iconic scene in the film is when Darth Vader strides down a hallway with his lightsaber. Can’t remember the scene? Then you can watch the film again on Friday, March 31, at 8:15 p.m. on ProSieben.
On the Lights, Camera, Barstool podcast, Freddie Prinze Jr. claimed the following regarding the Darth Vader scene:
Dave Filoni directed the ending sequence of Rogue One featuring Darth Vader according to Freddie Prinze Jr.
"Maybe I'm not allowed to say this… Dave Filoni directed that scene in Rogue One where Vader comes through and you see basically what's going to happen in A New Hope" pic.twitter.com/eJeGHu0eRi
— Lights, Camera, Barstool (@LightsCameraPod) March 1, 2023
Gary Whitta took to Twitter shortly afterwards to take issue with Prinze Jr.’s claim, shared by Geek Tyrant in a now-deleted tweet. Whitta helped develop the story of Rogue One:
Completely false. This needs to be retracted and an apology issued. https://t.co/VpJ2Il6aeP
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) March 5, 2023