Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What Will The Star Wars Episode 8 Crawl Text Say?


Rian Johnson, director and writer of Episode 8, has been talking about the Star Wars film set to release in December of 2017.  He has confirmed information in an interview with USA Today that the film will begin directly after the events of Episode 7 The Force Awakens, and show the next moments between Rey and Luke. This begs the question as to what the crawl text for the film will tell the audience

Every other Star Wars film has jumped several years forward, and the crawl has explained what has been going with the heroes in the universe. This will be the first time a film has started directly after the end of the previous movie. Everyone who has seen The Force Awakens will know what has been happening, and there isn't much need for the crawl.

My first thoughts for what the crawl would say is that it would tell the audience what is happening in the rest of the galaxy other than with Luke and Rey. It would explain the fallout from the destruction of Hosnian Prime and the government and what that meant for the stability in the galaxy.  Also a tidbit about the funeral of Han Solo and what was going on with the First Order.  This is probably what the crawl will end up doing, but I hope it might explain what Luke has been doing for the past thirty years.

The crawl could solely focus on Luke. It could touch on him training and establishing a new Jedi and how Ben turned. It could explain what he went in search for, and why he is on the remote world Rey finds him on. It might also explain why he left a bread trail to his location for some to find.  This probably won't be the case, but it would be a great justification for having the crawl. It would provide needed information for the audience since no new canon media has touched on Luke after the events of Return of Jedi other than the four issue comic Shattered Empire.  The lack of information on Luke makes me hope this could be the case. It probably won't, but I can hope.

Let me know what you think the crawl text will be about for Episode 8.

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