Fan or not, Star Wars is nothing short of a pop culture icon. Its fanbase is in the millions and anyone could spot the movie from a mile away. One of the most distinctive features about the franchise is the opening crawl. The opening crawl usually depicts the current state of things in the galaxy and gives us a monologue of what’s to come. Come December though, only the die-hards might be able to recognize the movie since it might not have an opening crawl sequence, according to Lucasfilms president Kathleen Kennedy:
“The [opening] crawl and some of those elements live so specifically within the ‘saga’ films that we are having a lot of discussion about what will define the [stand-alone] ‘Star Wars’ stories separate and apart from the saga films,” said Kathleen Kennedy. “So we’re right in the middle of talking about that.”
That might not be the only change either:
“He [director Gareth Edwards] does a lot of handheld, intimate, close-up work. That’s not something you’ve necessarily seen in a Star Wars movie before,” Kennedy said. “And we brought in [cinematographer] Greig Fraser, to shoot it, who had done Zero Dark Thirty. So a combination of Greig and Gareth…just gives it a really unique style.”
Star Wars: Rogue One is due in theaters December 16th.