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Rogue One concept art shows the birth of Darth Vader's shadowy lair, an explosive X-wing attack, and more

It’s been nearly two months since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story came out, and since we haven’t seen any footage from The Last Jedi yet, maybe you’ll be interested in checking out this slick Rogue One concept art from lead concept artist Matt Allsopp. He’s been sharing a ton of behind-the-scenes art on his Instagram account that gives us an idea of how Gareth Edwards’ movie came together during development and was even shaped during the production. Take a look at a few of my favorite images.

This sketch of the film’s opening scene ultimately inspired the design of Director Krennic’s ship:

A wide shot of Darth Vader’s tower on Mustafar, complete with lava flow:

A closer shot of Vader’s dark tower:

Vaders obsidian tower #conceptart #rogueone #starwars #vader #mustafar #darthvader

A photo posted by @cuppasketch on Jan 6, 2017 at 3:23am PST

Here’s a towering shot of the Sith Lord himself meeting with Krennic:

Vader #rogueone #starwars #vader

A photo posted by @cuppasketch on Dec 26, 2016 at 10:48am PST

A cool angle of an X-wing attacking an AT-AT during the final beach battle on Scarif:

Concept crop #rogueone #starwars #conceptart #scarif #atat #xwing

A photo posted by @cuppasketch on Jan 9, 2017 at 4:04pm PST

In addition to all of his concept art, Allsopp provided storyboards for the production, including this awesome shot of K-2SO and Cassian Andor in flight:

And finally, this is a stylish poster design that ended up being turned into a shirt instead:

Be sure to check out Allsopp’s Instagram page for even more cool concept art. Which piece is your favorite?

Ben is an entertainment journalist who has written about movies online for nearly a decade. He loves the Fast & Furious franchise, prefers Indiana Jones to Star Wars, and will defend the ending of Lost until his dying day. He shook Bill Murray's hand once (so he's got that going for him, which is nice). Ben lives in Los Angeles with his wife.