A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Rogue One
notwithstanding, each new chapter in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars
saga begins with an opening crawl to outline the adventure ahead. It’s a time-honored tradition that goes hand-in-hand with John Williams
’ world-famous score, and with The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson
sets out his stall early, teasing viewers with news of a “merciless” First Order that begins hunting down the remnants of the Resistance.
And don’t worry, The Last Jedi‘s opening crawl is totally free of spoilers – it’s basically a repackaged version of the synopsis, after all. But fair warning: as this is December 15th, the Internet is teeming with all sorts of spoiler-sensitive material, with pieces on Rey’s parentage, Luke’s history, and Kylo Ren’s allegiance already floating around cyberspace. So stay frosty.
Meanwhile, below you’ll find that aforementioned crawl, courtesy of ComicBook.