It goes without saying that 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of the best films of the "Disneyfied" Star Wars franchise and it's still held in such high regard several years after its release. The prequel film was home to several iconic moments but I think we can all agree that the closing moment featuring Darth Vader has to be the best one of them all.
The said sequence which sets up the events of A New Hope sees the Sith Lord singlehandedly obliterate the Rebels who were attempting to escape Scarif with the Death Star plans. Everything about it — from the action shots to the musical scoring was undeniably badass but did you know that Gareth Edwards wasn't responsible for crafting it?
According to actor Freddie Prinze Jr., who voiced Kanan Jarrus in Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni actually directed the now-iconic scene and it's a new bit of information we're only finding out nearly seven years after Rogue One's release.
Appearing on the Lights, Camera, Barstool podcast, He revealed: "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".
We're not entirely sure he got ahold of this fun fact but we'll take it! Check out his revelations here:
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It turns out that before handling directorial duties for The Mandalorian, Filoni already had his shot in a feature film. If anything, his apparent involvement in Rogue One only proves that Lucasfilm must give him more opportunities to showcase his directing prowess on the big screen.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is available to stream on Disney+. Meanwhile, the second season of Andor is currently in production.