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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Rogue One May Not Include an Opening Crawl

Fans are eagerly awaiting the theatrical release of Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the very first anthology film set to take place outside of the main Star Wars movies that kicked off back in 1977. However, it may also be the first live-action film of the franchise to not include an opening crawl.

On Friday, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy addressed speculation that the movie will not include the trademark opening crawl that has made Star Wars films instantly recognizable since the very first movie was released nearly forty years ago.

"You know, we're in the midst of talking about it, but I don't think these films will have an opening crawl," Kennedy told ET Online at Star Was Celebration in London. "I think that's what we kind of telegraphed at the beginning of the event today."

What Kennedy is referring to is the fact that the film's panel kicked off with the crawl from A New Hope being fast forwarded to reveal the logo for Rogue One.

Director Gareth Edwards added: "There's this feeling that if we did a crawl, then it'll create another movie. And so the honest answer is you'll have to wait and see."

The upcoming movie takes place before the events of A New Hope and focuses on a group of Rebel Alliance operatives attempting to steal the plans to the Death Star battle station constructed by the vile Galactic Empire. Sith Lord Darth Vader is also slated to make an appearance in the movie.

Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed and James Earl Jones,  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theatres on December 16th.

Source: ET Online

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