From its inception, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was always going to be different. It has attempted to differentiate itself from the episodes of the iconic Star Wars franchise. On Tuesday, Lucasfilm revealed that Rogue One, the first non-saga film in the series, will be ditching one of the most signature things about Star Wars; the opening crawl.
Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy on Tuesday said the upcoming film will not feature the iconic crawl. Instead, Kennedy said the film, being pegged as a war drama, will feature an opening more similar to that genre.
Speaking with Variety, Kennedy said “We felt that’s so indicative of what those saga films are.”
Kennedy also mentioned the film will begin more traditionally and will likely just feature the films title. The marketing for the film has attempted to separate itself from the saga. All previous entries in the Star Wars series have opened with the crawl.
Rogue One hits theaters December 16 and stars Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelssohn, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen and Forest Whitaker. The film is directed by Gareth Edwards.