The Star Wars opening crawl is arguably as iconic as light sabers and Darth Vader himself. hen A New Hope hit theaters in 1977 audiences rose to their feet during this intro crawl, cheering in unfiltered excitement. Over the past 42 years each of the following trilogy films led with this same introduction. Yet, the Star Wars crawl actually has its roots in the early days of cinema. Cheddar explains how this legendary introduction was invented and shot and just what exactly makes it so iconic.