There’s also the heist side of things. This is rather curious as that same word was used a lot in early discussion of Rogue One, but would seem to be saying that Lord and Miller’s film will be focused on Han having to use all his smuggling know-how on a single deadly mission, rather than showing a series of episodic adventures.
In the Variety article Kennedy also stoked the long-standing discussion over whether Rogue One and other “Story” movies will have an opening crawl:
“We felt that’s so indicative of what those saga films are. Initially, we probably will begin the film in a way that is traditional, with just the title.”
Those comments are still very vague, but it certainly feels like Lucasfilm is leaning towards a more standard presentation to further distinguish the standalones. We’ll find out for certain on December 16th.