A few days ago, we happened to have a conversation with someone in the know about certain aspects of Rogue One. While we were talking about the typical Star Wars opening crawls, the source (whom we consider to be extremely credible) revealed to us that Rogue One actually opens in a way “different than the classic Star Wars films”…
The evidence has been clear for some time now that Rogue One will not be a “regular” Star Wars movie. People involved with the project have discussed many times already that they are taking a different approach with it, so it may not even be that much of a surprise to Star Wars fans that Rogue One will lack the traditional opening that we associate with the saga films (Episodes I-IX).
You may recall that back in mid July, ET got an exclusive scoop straight from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and director Gareth Edwards wherein Kennedy mentioned that they wanted the film to have a different feel compared to the saga films:
“You know, we’re in the midst of talking about it, but I don’t think these films will have an opening crawl,” Kennedy said of the possibility that Rogue One would include the familiar Star Wars trope. “I think that’s what we kind of telegraphed at the beginning of the event today.”
Edwards spoke about the differences between Rogue One and the other films but added his thoughts on the crawl as well. Edwards said:
“I think basically there’s a lot of things that I probably can’t talk about, is probably the safest way to answer that,” he joked. “The idea is this film is supposed to be different than the saga films…the whole crawl of it all — it’s funny people are fascinated on that.”
So,as you can see, Kennedy and Edwards have dropped some heavy hints about the possibility that Rogue One might not use the traditional Star Wars crawl (although by that time they still hadn’t made the final decision on whether or not to use it). However, after our conversation yesterday, we are fully confident that we won’t see the crawl in Rogue One. Our source was crystal clear that the film “does not” use the traditional Star Wars crawl and that the film’s introduction of the story to the audience differs from the classic films in the series.
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. Do you approve the decision to drop the crawl from Rogue One?