Poppasketti killing it again. Whenever you’ve got them how you like them send me the full quality export!
The TIEs in the opening shot appear to be heading toward the Star Destroyer, not down to the planet. If we cut to TIEs leaving the destroyer, I’d probably assume they’re different ones. Personally if we wanted to put TIEs in an extra shot, just going from the opening to a forest landscape with TIEs presumably heading to where the action is would work. Maybe a couple troop carriers could be there, as though the troops had vacated them and already left the area. But then we’re just opening a can of worms of what can or should be done with such a shot.
I’m happy to utilize any end result that feels natural, but I repeat I never was bothered by the way the film opens, other than the sucky crawl and mentioning Palpatine right off the bat.