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Rogue One art book reveals the transformation of its characters

Exclusive images from a vital new book for Star Wars fans

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Abrams Publishing has released a new art book to coincide with the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It’s called The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Inside, you’ll find some explosive new information about the first stand-alone Star Wars film.

Abrams wowed us once already this year with what may be the single best Star Wars book ever made. Their latest effort, which is now available for purchase, does not disappoint.

Inside you’ll find a curated collection culled from the thousands of pieces of concept art created for the film. There’s more than 300 total, and some date back to the original treatment written in 2013. The roughly square, hardcover book is written by Josh Kushins, and features forwards by Doug Chiang and Neil Lamont, who served as co-production designers for Rogue One, as well as the film’s director Gareth Edwards.

Highlights include a detailed evolution of the movie’s rebel characters, as well as lengthy explorations of its new Imperials. You’ll find some of the earliest efforts to bring Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor to life, as well as the Force-sensitive martial artist Chirrut Îmwe and his companion Baze Malbus.

Abrams has given Polygon a few exclusive images, and we’re happy to share them with you here.

Jyn (Felicity Jones) In Cap
Jyn (Felicity Jones) In Cap
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Jyn Hero Costume Version 1X
Jyn Hero Costume Version 1X
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Jyn Hero Variation
Jyn Hero Variation
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Jyn in Rebel Jacket Version 4
Jyn in Rebel Jacket Version 4
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Jyn in "Concho" Version 1A
Jyn in "Concho" Version 1A
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Jyn in "Concho" Version 2A
Jyn in "Concho" Version 2A
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Early rendering of Jyn escaping from the prisoner transport and fighting with K-2SO
Prisoner Transport
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Chirrut Version 26A
Chirrut Version 26A
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Baze [Malbus] with Beard 23
Baze with Beard 23
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Cassian Scarif Costume
Cassian Scarif Costume - "We gave Cassian a shirt that flaps open like Luke Skywalker’s in Return of the Jedi. It’s very much a classic kind of Star Wars look."
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Jyn Erso in Armor Version 1
Jyn Erso in Armor Version 1
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books

Scarif Trooper
Scarif Trooper
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books

Trooper With Kilt Version 3
Trooper With Kilt Version 3
Glyn Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Krennic Costume Version 3
Krennic Costume Version 3
Dillon/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
K-S20 Concept Version 1A
K-S20 Concept Version 1A
Luke Fischer/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Jedha Wide Overview Version 3H
Jedha Wide Overview Version 3H
Will Htay/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Jedha Exterior Version 6A
Jedha Exterior Version 6A
Andrée Wallin/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Bor Gullet Crop 2
Bor Gullet Crop 2
Jake Lunt Davies/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Imperial Base Planet-Star Destroyer Docking Base
Imperial Base Planet-Star Destroyer Docking Base
Ryan Church/Lucasfilm and Abrams Books
Lucasfilm and Abrams Books

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