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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Reportedly Has A Big Opening Crawl

Contrary to popular belief, The Last Jedi won't open with, "Literally nothing has happened."

Because 2015's The Force Awakens ended on a cliffhanger, and because the The Last Jedi will reportedly pick up exactly where the plot left off, Star Wars fans have argued there's likely little need to include the franchise's trademark opening crawl in the next installment. However, director Rian Johnson states that isn't the case.

Speaking with MTV during the annual Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Johnson said that The Last Jedi will, in fact, include an opening crawl. The movie marks a first in the series, as it's a sequel that starts right where the action of its predecessor stopped. While there isn't a lot of information to cover between the films, Johnson said that there are plenty of questions to address and a foundation to set up.

"Even if it picks up right where the last one left off, there's still a lot of unanswered questions about what just where... what the state of everything is," Johnson told MTV.

He explained that the film's opening text won't actually be a single sentence, despite what some fans have come to believe. In fact, it'll be pretty hefty. "We were able to fill three paragraphs," he said. Perhaps we'll be clued in on some of the movie's biggest mysteries right off the bat.

So, we know it's quite a long crawl, but how did Johnson approach it? When asked if the film would begin with a cold open and then a time jump, Johnson said that we'll just "have to see." Johnson then mentioned that he believes giving straightforward answers in a film is "the least interesting thing in the world," but he hopes that the resolutions will be "emotionally satisfying."

The unknown will become clearer when The Last Jedi is released on December 15. Until then, find out why the film will be better than you think.