Create Your Own Star Wars Opening Crawl


This isn't actually new, but it's the week of Christmas and this is the Internet, so some content is going to start making the rounds that just, for whatever reason, hadn't ever come to the attention of the average Internet reader.

Over at the official Star Wars website, you can create your own custom opening crawl.

Put whatever you want in there, and the text will populate into a yellow-on-space text crawl and play over the audio of John Williams's beloved score.

This is actually something I did a couple of weeks ago, to make fun of the fact that sites all over the Internet were making news stories out of JJ Abrams revealing the first two (unremarkable) words of spoken dialogue in the new film:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters December 18, 2015, kicking off a new trilogy of Saga films as Episodes VIII and IX are already scheduled. The film garnered a record $247 million at the domestic box office and $529 million globally in its opening weekend.