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SOLO Opening...what do you think?

Discussion in 'Solo' started by Lock_S_Foils, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Lock_S_Foils

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    I am trying to figure out how they will approach the opening sequence of SOLO....looking for everyone's theories and desires....

    1. Opening Crawl??? I would say the odds are low, but who knows....could be kind of cool....breaking the "standalones don't have crawls" theory quickly. [I actually thought that R1 should have used the epic opening of the SW Europe Celebration as the opening "crawl"].

    2. Straight into an opening scene like R1? This type of movie probably lends itself better to this....at some point the SOLO logo with some sort of fanfare?

    3. Something completely different....voiceover by Han immediately? Voiceover by someone else? Starfield with planet zoom in?

    I am at a loss on this....really makes the anticipation even better....

    Thoughts?
     
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    I would take a guess that it starts in space & then pans down to a planet (Probably Corillia) & maybe follows a Imperial ship down to the surface.
    Also with JW doing the theam I would guess that would be the opening music
     
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    My prediction: It starts with young Han and then there will be a time jump after the SOLO logo.
     
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    My guess is they want to do something completely new and start the scene with what looks like space but then it turns out that it isn't. Similar to what they did in the first TLJ teaser or the R1 teaser. This effect could be achieved by filming a cockpit similar to the one of the Falcon with multiple lights and buttons glowing like stars. At first you think it's a nightsky and as the image gets clearer you can suddenly identify the inside of a cockpit. There will be no opening crawl since Disney is making a clear effort to separate standalone movies from the saga.
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    I'm pretty sure there won't an opening crawl, like R1...I think they said none of the stand-alone films would have a crawl.
    The one thing that ALL Star Wars movies have had in common is that they start in space, and I don't think they'll stop that trend here.

    I'd love to see a pan-down to a Star Destroyer or bounty hunter chasing Lando in the Falcon.
     
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    @DarthHutt I think you are on to it....sounds just about perfect. What sort of music/score will this have? Orchestral type or something different? I know trailer music is usually not a good indicator of actual movie score but that trailer with the electric guitar is just awesome and different......
     
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    I think there will be a prologue-ish scene that takes place one year to one month before the movie and directly introduces the crux of the film, similar to Rogue One, excepting the time frame.
     
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    Han Solo, big 3 member & rival of Luke in popularity, DESERVES A CRAWL.
     
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    My speculation is that they will follow suit with Rogue One, and add no opening crawl. The film will start with a scene involving kid Han and show how he got separated from his parents at the age of 10. Then they'll either show him growing up, or cut directly to him applying for the Imperial Academy. And once they ask "Your name?" that's when they'll show us the title of the film "SOLO".
     
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    I think the stand alone films will stick with no opening crawl. I can see it starting with the lead up to the chase scene of Han & Qi’ra in the speedster which we have seen in the trailer. It will want to start off hard & fast to draw us in from the beginning
     
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    Exactly, the young shots of him from the teaser trailer is the prologue.
     
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    If it starts out as I hope, I want that old-school Falcon theme combined with Imperial March.
    Doesn't have to be exact, but hints and notes of both.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's how they're gonna do this and IMO that's the best option. I think standalone openings should be consistent. Cold open + title card with the spin-off's main theme playing a few minutes in (Rogue One's is almost at the 8 minute mark, that's quite late - doesn't feel like it, though).

    I'm wondering what about the initial space shot. Is it something worth sticking to or is it better to let the standalones start in different ways? On one hand it's iconic, but on the other hand not every standalone might need it (just like it might not need the opening crawl).

    Even though I know nothing about the plot of Solo, I feel like starting in space doesn't fit in this case. So maybe they start with space and do an extreme pan down straight into the planet's atmosphere. We haven't seen something like it yet, could be effective.
     
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    Fade into pothole-laden road through a dungy, dusty warehouse, dark day outside.

    Engine sounds echo in the distance.

    Two speeders appear just out of the warehouse door, speeding through the warehouse at exceptional speeds towards the camera, passing it with a thrilling rush of excitement, leading to the title card 'Solo'.

    Camera then cuts to the pilots of the respective speeders. One tapping his headgear, via comm, to ask his mechanic in the pit, a young kid named Han, how to get more speed out of this thing.

    Han answers.

    Pilot wins the race in thrilling finish, only to have the Coruscanti race broken up by Imperial troops and agents breaking up illegal gambling near the capital. Han barely escapes off planet.
     
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    you should write a fan novel
     
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    I don't know how the film will open. What is the point in trying to guess?
     
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    This is the point of a Star Wars fan forum... We speculate, predict, discuss. For fun.
     
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    My guess is that they'll forgo the opening crawl, much like R1 did.

    But if they do, I hope the opening scenes are still pretty tight. While I liked the Lah'mu scene, the lack of an opening crawl is, in my opinion, why the rest of R1's first thirty minutes were so unbearably choppy.

    We didn't need to see Wobani, Kahfrene (even though it looked cool). We arguably didn't even need the first Yavin IV scene.

    An opening crawl could've set the stage of the events, with the first scenes beginning on Jedha. While there, maybe some flashbacks to Lah'mu and working with Saw. Then, we see the crew leave for Eadu, where the audiences discovers with Jyn that Cassian is actually planning on killing Galen, further making that seem more like a betrayal of trust. Then, we can head to Yavin IV, then spend the time needed on Scarif that would've allowed for the original battle sequence (with the gang regrouping after getting the plans and running across the beaches to the relay station, not originally located at the top of the citadel). In my opinion, despite that I liked R1, this could've made it a significantly better film.

    So, if Solo needs a lot of exposition, Star Wars conveniently has an (albeit lazy) method of supplying it that fans already love. If we don't need it, then great- I feel like that would work too, since it would make it feel more like a spinoff film.


    Anyway- I expect what we'll see is a "flashback" scene, the one with Qi're and Han racing around Corellia. Then the title screen, and we cut to the film. I just really hope it's not as rushed of a beginning this time.
     
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    I think that's one of the more interesting aspects of these standalone films on how they handle the opening. They've always had the crutch of the opening crawl to get you into it. With that gone what happens? Most if not all open with some sorta ship as the camera pans. However, I think it'll be fitting if they do the traditional tilt down, but the first thing we see is the Falcon. Possibly piloted by Lando.
     
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    If the rumors are true, that this is meant to be more like a heist movie, I'm going to guess that it'll start with a heavy-action sequence, if not with an explosion. And it'll be kinda fun, too. Something will blow up, and someone will be running away on a speeder. Whether or not that someone is Han, I'm not too sure about...
     
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