Star Wars: Rogue One Might Not Have An Opening Crawl

The upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story might be missing one of the most iconic parts of the franchise.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said during last week's Star Wars Celebration in London that the standalone prequel won't have the trademark opening crawl (you know, that huge chunk of text floating through space that sets the stage). "We're in the midst of talking about it, but I don't think these films will have an opening crawl." She told Entertainment Tonight: "The idea is this film is supposed to be different than the saga films."

Another reason for the omission: the events in Rogue One were already included in the crawl for the original Star Wars (1977). "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."

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release Dec. 16. Check out the trailer below.