One of the quintessential elements of the Star Wars Saga films is the opening crawl. Since 1977, those blue letters that read, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” were then followed by eight yellow letters blasting onto the screen with the boisterous score by John Williams. What then followed the iconic logo was the opening crawl that gave audiences a sense of the current state of the galaxy.
The opening crawl also served as a nod to the Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers film serials that George Lucas loved. It is such a major staple to Star Wars that many fans were disappointed that it was not featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
For fans who love the opening crawls of the original Star Wars trilogy, they now have the opportunity to wear them in style. Thanks to Mighty Fine, three collectible scarves featuring the crawls of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will be available later this year.
You can read the official press release down below.
PRESS RELEASE – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Diamond and Mighty Fine are proud to release three new lightweight Previews Exclusive (PX) opening crawl scarves to a comic shop near you.
Did you feel something missing without the classic opening crawl in Rogue One? Fans of the classic Star Wars film series can now keep the opening crawls of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi close with the release of this silk scarf collection by Mighty Fine.
These fashionable PREVIEWS Exclusive scarves are featured in the June issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. The scarves featuring the crawls for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will carry a suggested retail price of $21.99, while the A New Hope scarf and lapel pin set will retail for $24.99. The scarf collection will ship to stores in late September 2017.
SW EP4 40TH ANN OPENING CRAWL PX GID SCARF W/LAPEL PIN (JUN173316)
SW EPISODE 5 OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARF (JUN173317)
SW EPISODE 6 OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARF (JUN173318)
STAR WARS OPENING CREDIT CRAWL PX SCARVES
Fans are encouraged to go their local comic book specialty shop to pre-order their own Mighty Fine Star Wars Opening Crawl Scarves. To find a comic shop near you and order, visit www.comicshoplocator.com.
Meanwhile the next chapter of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in our galaxy on December 15, 2017.
Source: Previews World
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!