All films go through numerous degrees of script changes, theme tweaks, and character redesigns before they ever hit the big screen, and Disney and Lucasfilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is no different.
Many of these changing aspects of the film are covered in detail in the new collection The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is available in stores today. It's full of various concept images that were tweaked during development, including some for popular characters like Jyn Erso and K-2SO (via EW).
One image, in particular, shows the original group of rebels that was pitched. There was still a droid type, though eh looked closer to C-3PO than what K-2SO turned out to be. It also featured a bulkier alien named Senna, described as a "Chewie type," and another smaller alien named Lunka, described as "something that could skitter into an air duct, almost like a little thief."
There are also new looks at Jyn's ship and various designs for imperial soldiers as well as closer looks at what K-2SO could have looked like. You can find the full images in the gallery. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in stores now.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters today.