The Star Wars opening crawl is synonymous with the science fiction franchise as heavy breathing and glowsticks, but LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy revealed the spin-off movies might not have the iconic beginning.
Is this a great way to visually distinguish the ‘Star Wars Story‘ films from the main episodes, or a slap in the face of all things George Lucas?
This is an extract from the Flickering Myth Podcast #30 (29th June, 2016). Subscribe on iTunes.
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, is the first film in the new standalone movies from Lucasfilm. It tells the story of how a group of unlikely heroes unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th 2016, with a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock).