Here’s the thing about the opening, I get what you’re all saying. My thought is I’d like to see it in action. I can see why cutting out scene jumping would improve the pacing even though it’s reducing the runtime. I’m just not entirely confident that’d for sure be the case without seeing it first.
Of course! Any idea is really only proven valuable and worthy under testing in the first place. All these ideas are good ideas but good ideas can sometimes fail out once put into practice. Hell, that’s kind of the story of this movie, and almost any movie being worked on in this section of the board.
But I really do think the last line of your scroll as written in the OP really lends itself very, very well to the tilt down, nebula, Kylo jumps into frame, and we follow him from there. We’re literally finishing the sentence ended by the preceding ellipses in that case. Hopefully it works in practice, but if not, there’s a lot of very creative problem-solvers here, too.