Unlike all the previous Star Wars films, Rogue One will forgo the iconic intro that has defined the series.
In other words, there will be no “In a galaxy far, far away” that updates the viewer on where the story of the galaxy stands.
“We felt that’s so indicative of what those saga films are,” Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy told Variety. “Initially, we probably will begin the film in a way that is traditional, with just the title.”
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The other major difference is that the score will not be by John Williams but by GRAMMY and Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino, who composed the score for television and films like Ratatouille, Lost, Star Trek, and UP.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits US theaters December 16, 2016.
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