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Kathleen Kennedy confirms no opening scroll for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November 24th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We’ve had strong suspicions for a while but Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be the first Star Wars movie without an opening scroll.

What?! No 20th Century Fox Fanfare anymore, no John Williams?! What is this?!?

Well, don’t panic, because Kennedy explains why it’s gone and it makes sense: “We felt [the crawl was] so indicative of what those Saga films are. Initially, we probably will begin the film in a way that is traditional, with just the title.” 

We’ve known for a while that Lucasfilm/Disney wanted the standalones to feel like separate entities to the main Saga and this will definitely help that happen…

But, we have to be honest, it’s going to be weird without that scroll.

What do you reckon? And let us know how you think the movie may now start; straight into the action? Sounds likely…

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

It stars Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), K-S2O (Alan Tudyk), Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen), Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang), and Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives December 16.

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….