If there’s one thing each Star Wars film has, regardless of its quality as a film, is an epic opening crawl. Put to the famous Star Wars “Main Title” song, it starts out each film in the saga in a comfortable and familiar way. This may change in a few short months.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rogue One Producer Kathleen Kennedy spoke about the idea of the film not having an opening crawl:
“The [opening] crawl and some of those elements live so specifically within the ‘saga’ films that we are having a lot of discussion about what will define the [stand-alone] ‘Star Wars’ stories separate and apart from the saga films. So we’re right in the middle of talking about that.”
The notion of a Star Wars film not having an opening crawl likely won’t sit well with many fans, so we’ll have to wait and see if Disney decides to attach one to Rogue One.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and follows the rebellion in their attempt to steal plans to the Death Star. It hits theaters December 16.