A trademark fixture for any official Star Wars film, the opening crawl fills the audience in with all the exposition they need of events that have taken place prior to the film. While the contents of this crawl differ from film to film, its iconic look remains consistent.
What font is the Star Wars opening crawl?
The text in the Star Wars opening crawl is a font originally known as Franklin Gothic. This font has been around since the early 1900s and used in plenty of productions over the years.
In the original Star Wars trilogy, the opening crawl was filmed with some clever camera angles as opposed to the digitally produced look in more recent films.
While the first six Star Wars films used this font, the sequel trilogy had a slightly different twist opting, for News Gothic rather than the traditional Franklin Gothic.
Where can I download Franklin Gothic?
Some popular programs may have the font available for use already but if you need to add it yourself there are plenty of places online you can acquire it.
Now you have everything you need to create the opening crawl on your Star Wars fan flick.