The opening crawl is one of the most visually iconic parts of all the Star Wars films. It helps set the stage for the film you are about to watch, telling you what happened just before the film. Whether it's a period of civil war or just a dark time for the galaxy, it tells you exactly what you're about to see.
Now, you can create your own on Star Wars.com.
I don't know how long it's been up, but I stumbled upon this opening crawl generator yesterday and thought it was pretty cool. I put in the opening crawl for a fan fic I used to write, titled Star Wars Episode I: The Chosen One (it was a reboot), and this is what was generated:
Pretty cool, huh? It's not perfect, especially the speed and the music, but it's still pretty cool to visually see your own ideas for an opening crawl. If you want to try it out, head on over to the Crawl Creator today. Then, post a link in the comments to your opening crawl!