Christina Pellegrini
December 24, 2016 12:03 pm

Don’t get us wrong, we Star Wars fans are delighted with any new film chronicling our favorite intergalactic adventure series. That said, there was something distinctly missing from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The opening crawl! You know, that part of the movie where it says, “A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…”? Yeah, that little bit was distinctly absent. Even if you didn’t notice at first, isn’t it driving you crazy now?

Thankfully, California-based fan Andrew Shackley created his own opening crawl according to Hollywood Reporter, and we think he did a bang-up job.

It’s all there: the intro music, the instantly recognizable yellow font, even that distinct sci-fi tone. In fact, the crawl wasn’t even hard to make — a Star Wars Intro Creator already exists, because the internet.

The text reads as follows:

His version definitely keeps the spirit of opening crawl in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. 

.We think Andrew did a great job setting the stage and reminding us what’s going on in this particular Star Wars chapter. If you watch the crawls back to back, you’ll see he definitely took inspiration from the original.

Here’s the new version for Rogue One


And here’s the original for Star Wars: A New Hope

You’re so right, Andrew! We’re so happy you chose to reinstate the opening crawl where it rightfully belongs.

 Remember, rebellions are built on hope…and fan-made innovations!