'The Last Jedi' Is Bringing Back Something That Was Missing From 'Rogue One'

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 4:34PM
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 4:34PM
'The Last Jedi' Is Bringing Back Something That Was Missing From 'Rogue One'
With the newly named The Last Jedi due to hit theaters at the end of the year, the hype train for the film is beginning to ramp up again. Rogue One did monster numbers at the box office, but some fans were a bit surprised when it was announced that it would not include one very iconic bit of Star Wars stagecraft: The Opening Crawl. The reasoning behind not using the crawl in Rogue One seemed to stem mainly from the fact that it was a spin-off adventure, not a proper sequel to the 'Skywalker saga'.

However, a recent social media post by Episode VIII's director Rian Johnson will have many Star Wars fans cheering again:

Felt so good to drop this into the cut this morning.

A photo posted by Rian Johnson (@riancjohnson) on


It would appear that the crawl will indeed be returning to the next chapter in the space opera that spawned a thousand Yoda-themed tchotchkes. Now the speculation can begin as to what it will actually say, whether or not Luke or Rey or even some unknown figure is The Last Jedi, and a whole host of other questions sure to keep the internet buzzing until December.

It also remains to be seen whether other scheduled Star Wars spin-off movies will ditch the crawl and keep it strictly to the main franchise (smart money would be 'yes'). Synergy and maintaining a slight bit of differentiation is probably a wise way to keep all of the new projects in the Star Wars universe intact. Meanwhile, a crawl in Episode VIII could also mean the iconic title card and John Williams score will be featured prominently again, which, as any long-time fan can attest, is the perfect way to put any viewer in the mood for a little adventure among the stars.
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