Newswire: Rogue One might not get an opening crawl

Ever since the news broke of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and its standalone nature, fans and critics have wondered just what the hell that means in a galaxy far, far away with far, far too many prequels. Had the film done something to offend the Jedi Order, thereby prompting its exile from the ongoing saga? Or was it related to the film’s shift in tone, which is reportedly in more of a “war movie” vein than a rollicking space adventure?

Well, regardless of what comprises its “outsider” status, Rogue One is shaping up to be a singular film, which could be why filmmakers are reportedly planning to omit the franchise’s signature opening crawl. According to Time magazine, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who’s producing Rogue One, has indicated that the studio is working out just which Star Wars elements should be included in its standalone film …

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