‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Director Says Opening Crawl Is 3 Paragraphs Long

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Rian Johnson has revealed that the opening crawl will be pretty lengthy.

The Star Wars franchise is known for many things.  Evil dudes in cloaks, beautifully composed music, amazing practical and computer generated effects. But, the one thing Star Wars is known for is the opening crawl. Episodes 1-7 have them. Rogue One decided to opt out of using one due to the fact it’s story is based off of the opening craw from A New Hope. The Last Jedi looks like it will be sticking to the tradition.

While at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, MTV had the chance to talk to Rian Johnson and apparently the opening crawl is massive. Johnson had this to say:

“Even if it picks up right where the last one left off, there’s still a lot of unanswered questions about what the state of everything is, we were able to fill three paragraphs.”

The Last Jedi will pick up directly where The Force Awakens left off. The film will dig deeper into the new characters introduced in Episode VII as it explores Kylo Ren’s humanity as well as how Rey deals with the discovery of the force inside her. FN-2187 himself, John Boyega, has said that director Rian Johnson has managed to craft a Star Wars film that has an “indie movie” feel.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. Newly introduced to the saga are newcomers Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Benicio del Toro.

The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters on December 15, 2017.


Nathaniel Brail

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