Star Wars Opening Crawl Creator Is Not Happy ‘Rogue One’ Doesn’t Have One

The creator of the crawling credits which have opened every single Star Wars movie is not happy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dan Perri spent many painful months laboring over the famous title which has become a key feature throughout the franchise. However, the creators of Rogue One opted not to include the familiar intro. Perri told THR:

“Frankly, it is a huge mistake, because the image is so iconic and it’s so important to tens of millions, hundreds of millions of fans. I couldn’t imagine it starting without that. It’s foolish.”

Star Wars Opening Crawl

The film’s creators have said that Rogue One doesn’t feature an opening crawl because the story actually comes from the original title Perri created. Rogue One is a prequel which sets up the whole saga. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed and Forest Whitaker star as unlikely rebel heroes who set out on an extraordinary mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the ultimate weapon.

What do you think? Should the film have had the crawl?

Rogue One is in cinemas now.

Emma Nicholson
Emma Nicholson
A UK based film nut who got lost on the way home from a Product Design degree in Wales and leapt into postgrad study of the media industries in London. Obsessed with road cycling, Sherlock Holmes (the books too), neo-noir, historical epics and bored of formulaic spectacle. Still waiting for a Hogwarts letter...