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EXCLUSIVE: Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards Tease 'Rogue One' Opening Crawl -- See What They Said!

by Jennifer Drysdale 8:30 PM PDT, July 15, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Kathleen Kennedy and Gareth Edwards Tease 'Rogue One' Opening Crawl -- See What They Said!

Much has been speculated about the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first stand-alone film of the Star Wars universe, but now, we finally have answers -- sort of.

While the cast and crew gathered at a panel moderated by The Force Awaken's Gwendoline Christie during Day 1 of the Star Wars Celebration on Friday, one question remained: Will there be an opening crawl?

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ET's Ashley Crossan, on the scene at the London event, got a chance to get the scoop straight from Lucasfilm President and Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy and Rogue One director Gareth Edwards.

"You know, we're in the midst of talking about it, but I don't think these films will have an opening crawl," Kennedy said of the possibility that Rogue One would include the familiar Star Wars trope. "I think that's what we kind of telegraphed at the beginning of the event today."

Edwards left the question a bit more up in the air. "I think basically there's a lot of things that I probably can't talk about, is probably the safest way to answer that," he joked. "The idea is this film is supposed to be different than the saga films...the whole crawl of it all -- it's funny people are fascinated on that."

Fascinated may be an understatement in this situation. Reports of reshoots on the film this summer have many fans alarmed that Rogue One may not follow the familiar formula of the Star Wars trilogies -- the crawl just one of many beloved mainstays. 

While reshoots were always part of the plan, according to Edwards, whether or not the film will have a crawl is decidedly uncertain.

"This film is born out of a crawl. The thing that inspired this movie was a crawl and what was written in that," Edwards said. "There's this feeling that if we did a crawl, then it'll create another movie. And so the honest answer is you'll have to wait and see."

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on Dec. 16.

For everything you need to know on the upcoming Star Wars flick, watch the video below.

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