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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director teases opening crawl

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Oh boy, oh boy!

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Rian Johnson is no stranger to using Twitter and Instagram as way to keep Star Wars fans in the loop about updates on the eighth film. Yesterday, the director shared a quick glimpse of what the opening crawl for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will look like.

The photo, which can be seen below, was taken in the editing bay where Johnson and his team are working on the final cut of the film. One of Johnson’s editors can be seen sitting at a computer, working in an editing software program, while the crawl plays on the monitor to the left.

Felt so good to drop this into the cut this morning.

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Unfortunately, Johnson couldn’t reveal anything else from the movie, which isn’t surprising. Lucasfilm has shown off very little of The Last Jedi, although the first teaser for the film could possibly occur in the next couple of weeks during the Super Bowl.

The Last Jedi will see the return of the opening crawl after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the stand-alone anthology movie directed by Gareth Edwards and released in December, left it out. According to Kathleen Kennedy, CEO of Lucasfilm, the reason was to keep the stand-alone films and main franchise titles separate.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released on Dec. 15.


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