Director Rian Johnson Had to Wait Until This Morning to Complete The Last Jedi's Opening Crawl

Image credit: Rian Johnson/Instagram
Image credit: Rian Johnson/Instagram

Yesterday, Lucasfilm officially announced the title for Episode VIII: Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now that it’s finally in the wild, the movie’s director can finally make one tweak to the current cut of the film he’s presumably been wanting to make for quite some time.

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Rian Johnson took to Instagram today to share a teasery shot from The Last Jedi’s ongoing editing process, giving us a teeny, tiny glimpse of the movie’s opening crawl:

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Turns out—presumably to keep the title as secret as possible during the edit process—Johnson couldn’t actually officially “complete” the opening crawl of the film until after the Last Jedi name was released by the company. Now the movie is a teeny, tiny bit closer to being complete!

I must admit though, the title does look very nice in that big, capitalized crawl font. It some how makes it more official than even the teaser poster we got yesterday.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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BlueZiggurat

funny.. just re-read the opening crawl for A New Hope. Apparently the Battle of Scarif was a rebel victory...