An Exclusive Look Inside The Gorgeous Art Of Rogue One

Rogue One might be the most gorgeous Star Wars film ever made. It's full of incredible vistas, strange aliens and wonderful locales -- and behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork behind it. Today, thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we have an exclusive glimpse at some of that amazing work.

Jyn (Felicity Jones) in cap / Dillon. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins, and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization.

Written by Josh Kushins -- with forewords from Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, Concept artist Doug Chiang and art director Neil Lamont -- The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story collects a huge wealth of production and concept art from across the making of the movie, from the evolution of the main characters to moments and vistas that never made it to the big screen. We're proud to present just a sample of some of the beautiful art in the book below, making its debut right here.

Warning: We've saved one particularly spoiler-y image for last, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, you might want to skip it...

Senna Concept / Lindberg. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Senna Version 2/ Alzmann. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Protocol Droid Version 1A / Adam Brockbank. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Jedha "Camel" Full Body Version 55/ Alzmann. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Jedha Exterior Version 1A /Allsopp. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Jedha POW Camp Version 2C/Tenery. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

PAO (MOUTH CLOSED) VERSION 1A/Lunt Davies. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

"Pao originated as a sketch for The Force Awakens -- just a one-off drawing from a creative brief that never made it into the movie. He started as a guy with loads of long, spiky hair -- glam-rock hair, to give you a sense of volume -- who is basically just a mouth. For Rogue One, that didn't work with the military angle, so I replaced the hair with a kind of kepi but kept the big mouth. Gareth liked the idea of him in the battle, turning to his comrades and yelling 'Come on!' -- but his mouth opens far beyond what you'd expect." - Lunt Davies

Pao (Mouth Open) Version 18 -- Lunt Davies. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Pao Version 18 -- Brockbank. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Jyn with Death Star Hologram Version 2D / Vincent Jenkins. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.

Vader in Bacta Tank Version 3A / Fisher. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Josh Kushins and Lucasfilm Ltd. © Abrams Books, 2016(C) 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd. And TM. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorisation.


The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is available today.

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