Descriptions of Rogue One Concept Art


Descriptions of Rogue One concept art, which was shown to investors on Thursday by Disney CEO Bob Iger, gathered by /Film’s Peter Sciretta have surfaced on the /Film website. Here are the descriptions, according to Sciretta’s sources:

  • The concept art was a gritty “dark/gray image”: “very dark and done in greens, so it evoked the idea that it was being done under the cloak of night.”
  • The art showed 4-5 armored, soldier-like persons on the ground, “with two to three ships in the background.”
  • Disney blogger/investor StitchKingdom says that the imagery “evoked concept art of a video game” and it “screamed Halo to me.”

"“Dozens of figures in fatigues appeared to be storming something with a strange helicopterish vehicle (open on the sides) in the background, releasing more troops.”"

  • Unfortunately neither of the sources we talked to knew enough about the Star Wars expanded universe to describe exactly who the characters may have been or what ships were pictured in the background.
  • There were tough-looking vehicles too.
  • The ships were fairly dark, and in the background.
  • They weren’t obviously X-Wing Fighters, which our sources would have recognized.
  • They “seemed a bit bigger than X-Wings”.
  • More like a transport ship of sorts” but probably not as big as the Tantive IV (the transport ship we see Darth Vader board at the beginning of A New Hope).
  • The characters were all “generic” looking “wearing the same dark outfit.” “I didn’t see anything that would distinguish them as individuals.”
  • When I asked LA Times reporter Daniel Miller if they looked more like Rebel Alliance fighters in orange jumpsuits or a band of bounty hunters, he replied: “Neither. They were masked but not whimsical looking like those bounty hunters (I realize whimsy & mercenaries don’t go together).”

So is this a battle that’s being described, or an invasion, or perhaps even a covert mission? If only some of the investors had been more die-hard Star Wars fans, then we might know a few more details. But the descriptions are enough to form a good head image. Hopefully we’ll see this concept art in person soon, and thereby get a better vision of what this first spinoff is going to look like. From the descriptions, it sounds like it could have a militaristic tone, something a bit more evocative of blasters and ground operations than Jedi Knights and elegant duels.

Props to Peter Sciretta for his awesome detective work.