No opening crawl for ‘Rogue One’? ‘Huge mistake,’ says creator

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“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first in the series to lack the iconic opening crawl.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has many of the elements that have become so familiar to Star Wars fans since the first film in 1977. Gritty rebels and evil Darth Vader, lovable droids and the terrifying (if expensive) Death Star.

But it’s also lacking an iconic staple of the previous seven films. It begins without the iconic text crawl, a brief introduction that crawls through space at the beginning of each of the other movies.

There’s no memorable explainer slowly wandering off into space following the words, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….” There’s not even a snooze-worthy history such as “The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute” from Episode I…