How Rogue One: A Star Wars Story handles the opening title cards and locations

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has begun its promotional tour in Mexico with fans seeing around 20 minutes of the film and we have received all the details of this event. Honestly, it is so close to the film being released it is worth just waiting a few more days to see the movie. That said, there are a few things we’ve been obsessing about as Star Wars fans since we learned there would be spin-off films set in the galaxy far, far away.

Up front the “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” is still there. The movie will then cut to space and the film gets rolling. The opening crawl will not be there as we’ve been hearing for the last year and recently, basically confirmed in the Entertainment Weekly piece.

The movie does have a Rogue One title card. We see the bald-headed Saw Gerrera open a hatch and save young Jyn after the horrible events that change her life forever and then we see the Rogue One logo emblazoned on the screen.

The opening of the film essentially unfolds like Guardians of the Galaxy. We are introduced to a hero and a location and then we change planets. The interesting part to me is that when see a planet for the first time it will have the planet name in text on the bottom right hand side of the screen. So we won’t have any of those problems people had with Attack of the Clones, for instance, where people weren’t sure if they were looking at Geonosis or Tatooine the first time they saw the film (yes, it was a thing for some).

So far we have only heard positive things about the score and how it is a little bit of the old mixed with a totally fresh and new vibe.

Have a happy Thanksgiving! “Star Wars is back!”

Jason Ward (editor-in-chief)

Owner, Editor and content supervisor of MakingStarWars.net

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