ROGUE ONE is an exceptional Star Wars addition and the concept art is something to explore also, as well as the making of K-2S0.
If you haven’t watched Rogue One yet, don’t worry, we’re not going to spoil a ton for you in this post, but we do want to show some of the cool concept art that is featured in The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We’ve included some images of different types of Imperial troopers that are featured in the movie as well as some of the characters.
In the film, they went with a more human-looking, albeit a little beat up, version of Saw Gerrera than the one pictured in the concept art.
Krennic in the film is pretty clean, but the concept art had him look as if he’d gone through much more physical turmoil, which probably would’ve had many people wonder more about his backstory. Also, is it me, or does he look oddly like Luke Skywalker in this image?
You can see several different concepts of troopers included in the film, including the shoretrooper (third image).
This concept art of K-2S0 was too similar to a certain beloved protocol droid, and thankfully, they went with something more militaristic and practical looking.
Speaking of K-2S0, a featurette highlighting the Imperial droid was released today. For anyone who’s seen the movie and fell in love with that character, you’ll want to watch it. Included in the featurette is the voice of K-2 (for short), Alan Tudyk.
One added note about the movie, apparently, some old footage that was never shown in the original Star Wars: A New Hope, was worked on and added into Rogue One, something that those with a keen eye might’ve noticed. Director Gareth Edwards spoke about it when talking about his visit to Skywalker Ranch:
“And as we’re walking around, and doing all the cool things and looking at the Millennium Falcon and trying on Han Solo’s jacket and things like that, in the back at the bottom was all these cans of film. And we said ‘what are they?’ and they said ‘Oh, it’s Star Wars.’
“And you go… ‘has someone gone through all this? And it’s like ‘not really, they’re not fully like digitised at all.’”
“We got the neg documents and found the clips from A New Hope that hadn’t been used,” Edwards explained. “And there’s pilot photography and lines that were never featured in A New Hope.”
“Through the magic of ILM [special effect studio Industrial Light and Magic] they cut round them and manipulated them and stuck them into our cockpits,” Edwards added.
Even though the movie is already worthy of a second viewing, it’ll be cool to watch it with this knowledge.