‘Star Wars’ Opening Crawl Creator Thinks ‘Rogue One’ Should Have Had One

Dan Perri, the famous title designer who created the original 1977 crawl, isn’t too happy about the movie’s decision to omit the signature Star Wars intro in Rogue One.

Considering the Star Wars opening crawl has been an iconic part of the film for over 40 years, it seems strange that they didn’t include it in the eighth movie from the franchise. However, the Rogue One creators decided against it because the film is a separate Star Wars story.

One thing is for sure, the movie’s opening crawl creator is disappointed.

“Frankly, it is a huge mistake, because the image is so iconic and it’s so important to tens of millions, hundreds of millions of fans,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.” I couldn’t imagine it starting without that. It’s foolish.”

Perri also revealed that no one had any idea that the film would be a tremendous success. “I had no idea what [George Lucas] was doing, so it was just this stupid space film. I didn’t think anything of it,” he explained. “Everything I showed him, he didn’t like. So I was constantly going out there with new ideas, and he would tell me to look at certain films.”

Check out the original opening crawl in the video below.