There was a lot of buzz about how Rogue One was getting some pretty extensive reshoots, with a notoriously arduous production that resulted in many of the scenes and subplots that appeared in its first trailer ending up on the cutting room floor.
The final film was well-received, however, and is full of incredible visual vistas, strange aliens, wonderful destinations, and environments. Behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork. The early concept art of the film also shows us that that the film underwent quite a bit of change during production.
The book ‘The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ written by Josh Kushins—with forewords from Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, concept artist Doug Chiang, and art director Neil Lamont reveal the evolution of the main characters to moments and sights that never made it to the big screen.
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