Earlier this week, we told you about Star Wars Rebels actor Freddie Prinze Jr. claiming that Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) was responsible for directing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's standout Darth Vader sequence.
At the end of the movie, the Sith Lord unleashed the full extent of his powers, using a combination of his lightsaber and the Force to make short work of the Rebels attempting to steal the Death Star plans. While they ultimately managed to escape, we know it didn't take Vader long to catch up with Princess Leia, setting the stage for the events of A New Hope.
The scene is often highlighted as Rogue One's best moment, so giving Filoni the credit for helming that is quite the bold claim on Prinze's part. It's no secret the movie underwent extensive reshoots, of course, and it's long been disputed about who was at the helm of those (Andor showrunner Tony Gilroy is thought to have been involved in some capacity).
However, the Kanan Jarrus actor's comments have been debunked by Rogue One's writer, Gary Whitta, in a scathing series of Tweets (via SFFGazette.com).
Confirming original director Gareth Edwards directed Vader's big moment, he demanded an apology from Prinze and revealed that scene was one added fairly late during reshoots.
Prinze has yet to clarify his remarks or respond to the backlash that's followed them, but it may be he got the wrong end of the stick (with Filoni involved in a less direct manner).
Take a look at Whitta's series of Tweets below.