There's a nice new Post Notes article up on Hyperspace about that opening sequence. Its starting to sound quite good.
It apparently takes place in the uppermost part of Coruscant's atmosphere, and we'll be seeing cruisers billow smoke while the air is scattered with anti-aircraft flak. It has me all giddy. I don't think I could take another generic spacebattle against a starfield blah event. This is starting to sound dynamic, visually interesting, and may actually have a point!