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Opening Crawl for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Since “The Last Jedi” will pickup right where “The Force Awakens” left off, what is your opinion on what the opening crawl could be? Below is the one I have written for Episode VIII. If you have written one, please share!

STAR
WARS

Episode VIII
THE LAST JEDI

Tragedy has struck the New
Republic. After the deaths of
millions caused by the First
Order’s sinister Starkiller Base,
tensions are growing strong
within the RESISTANCE.

Little do they know that
Supreme Leader Snoke is about
to begin training Kylo Ren
in the dark secrets of the
FORCE. With this ancient
knowledge, the Resistance will
stand no chance against them.

General Leia Organa has sent Rey
to retrieve her brother, Luke
Skywalker, from his self-induced
exile, as he is the last hope to
save the galaxy from the treachery
of the First Order…

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JawsTDS said:

I’m really hoping they’ll go the RO route and start with the prologue of REY and LUKE on AHCH-TO and then cut to the crawl -

There is no way (or reason) they do this.

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JawsTDS said:

I’m really hoping they’ll go the RO route and start with the prologue of REY and LUKE on AHCH-TO and then cut to the crawl - that way it won’t simply be recapping the prior film.

I don’t see how this solves your purported problem. So you’d rather have the crawl recap only the last scene of the film?

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

JawsTDS said:

I’m really hoping they’ll go the RO route and start with the prologue of REY and LUKE on AHCH-TO and then cut to the crawl - that way it won’t simply be recapping the prior film.

I don’t see how this solves your purported problem. So you’d rather have the crawl recap only the last scene of the film?

That way they can jump ahead spatially - even if just for a day or two. I am really interested to see how the confrontation plays out, but I don’t want a crawl that recaps the last film…

“That said, there is nothing wrong with mocking prequel lovers and belittling their bad taste.” - Alderaan, 2017

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Maybe they’ll use the crawl to give us some political exposition to satisfy all the grumpy prequel lovers

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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I know we’ll pick up right where we left off in terms of time, but there’s no reason to the film has to begin with Luke and Rey on Ahch-to. I wouldn’t be surprised if we go fifteen or twenty minutes before we actually pick up that thread. I think it’s more likely we start with the traditional pan from crawl to spaceship and then check in with Leia and Poe and Finn and maybe even Snoke and Hux and Kylo before we get our first taste of Rey and Luke interaction.

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Perhaps if you wanted to start your film with Rey meeting Luke, you could have not put it at the end of your last film.

But that’s none of my business.

The Jedi are all but extinct.......
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Hardcore Legend said:

Perhaps if you wanted to start your film with Rey meeting Luke, you could have not put it at the end of your last film.

But that’s none of my business.

Hah!

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

END OF LINE

(It hasn’t happened yet)

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It is a dark time for the
Resistance. Although the
Starkiller has been destroyed,
First Order troops have driven the
Resistance forces from their hidden
base and pursued them across
the galaxy.

Evading the dreaded First Order
Starfleet, a group of freedom
fighters led by Leia Organa
has established a new secret
base on the remote lava world
of Hot.

The evil lord Kylo Ren,
obsessed with finding young
Rey Skywalker, has dispatched
thousands of remote probes into
the far reaches of space. . . .

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STAR WARS

EPISODE VIII

THE LAST JEDI

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“I am a writer. Therefore, I am not sane.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

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joefavs said:

Jesus Christ, get a new joke already.

I’ll admit that the joke was coarse and rough and it is everywhere, but can’t it get even one good-natured ribbing from me?

SA(N)D!

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Movie opens with a traditional crawl against a starfield.

Pan down to reveal the island at night, with the starfield being the night sky. It’s the very early morning prior to Rey’s arrival, where we are introduced briefly to Luke and see the last scene from a different perspective.

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Hardcore Legend said:

Perhaps if you wanted to start your film with Rey meeting Luke, you could have not put it at the end of your last film.

But that’s none of my business.

Two different "you"s there. One JJ, one Rian. Rey finding Luke was the conclusion of the story JJ was telling. Rey meeting Luke just happens to be the beginning of the story Rian is telling. Just because it’s never been done before in a SW doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be.

Wait… is this something that’s not a rehash? Surely that can’t be the case.

joefavs said:

Jesus Christ, get a new joke already.

Ironic

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NeverarGreat said:

joefavs said:

Jesus Christ, get a new joke already.

I’ll admit that the joke was coarse and rough and it is everywhere, but can’t it can’t get even one good-natured ribbing from me?

One?