New Behind The Scenes Video on The Rogue One Creature Shop!

Disney Channel has shared a new video, showing even more alien creatures from Rogue One, some of which you probably see for the first time. The young hosts of “Access All Areas” also managed to speak with Rogue One‘s creature effects supervisor Neal Scanlan, who revealed what it takes for the numerous alien characters to come to life on the set.



From Disney Channel UK:





Here are a few screenshots from the video:




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30 thoughts on “New Behind The Scenes Video on The Rogue One Creature Shop!

  • January 18, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Did Ponda Baba have such a huge head in the original? Not in the action figure, for sure, but in the film he’s in a close shot and I can’t remember.

      • January 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

        We probably shouldn’t get too hung up about the size of his head. Aqualish physiognomy is fairly amorphous. It’s all good though, it means you can have flippers which turn into primate-like hands whenever you need em too, remember. 😉

        • January 19, 2017 at 3:15 pm

          I agree, it’s silly, but these are the kinds of pedantic things that fans seem to worry over. I fully trust that Lucasfilm has been the movies and will honor them accordingly.

      • January 19, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        Great! Right size then. A

    • January 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Same thought here. It looks off. Also, those cameos were a good example of unnecessary and distracting fan service.

      • January 19, 2017 at 8:29 am

        Re: “a good example of unnecessary and distracting fan service”
        Agree on this one.

        Other fan service/easter eggs fit in nicely.
        That actually pulled me out of the movie & just felt so *forced*. To a non-fan that scene must also not make sense – for some reason we’re focused on some unknown characters, who disappear from the movie, who actually have dialogue (which leads to nothing).

    • January 19, 2017 at 3:33 am

      I think they film it in such a way that it doesn’t appear as big. But when you see the behind the scenes stuff you notice the size.

  • January 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I want to see the floof without his mask.

  • January 18, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    They’ve done some really amazing work in these two films.

  • January 19, 2017 at 12:16 am

    So disappointing that Space Monkey had to get cut due to change of final movie ending. He was one of my favourites based on the trailers. Also wanted to see “more of” Moroff the white beast. I still live in hope of an extended version with some of these guys having more screen time somehow…..but I know it probably won’t happen.

    • January 19, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Bistan is still in the movie for a shot or two. He pilots the U-Wing that gets shot down on Scarif. You can hear his monkey sounds as the craft crashes into a fiery inferno of death.


      • January 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

        OK yes I remember now. For me that would be a perfect extended addition piece with a few seconds of him at the gun in that final attack sequence before he goes down. That laugh was so cool !

  • January 19, 2017 at 12:18 am

    not to reopen old wounds, but having actual creatures on set really does make a difference. 🙂

    • January 19, 2017 at 5:36 am

      I agree. In-camera effects look great.

  • January 19, 2017 at 4:16 am

    That creature wwith the silver mask and the black cloak looks amazing. I wished this would have been the design they picked for Snoke. It looks menacing and elegant at the same time 🙂

    • January 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Snoke was so disappointing, I expected so much more from Serkiss too. I’m hoping they really are going practical in VIII, That was a decoy, or they just say fuck it like they did with The Emperor’s appearance in Empire.

      • January 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

        It was a hologram, specifically a type that we’ve never seen before in the Star wars universe. So there’s that.

        • January 19, 2017 at 10:18 pm

          I think a lot of people forget how different a hologram representation is vs “real life” presence.

          I’m confident they’ll pull off an amazing looking Snoke, once we see him *live* on-screen.

          Side note: also thought it was a clever trick they played with the dark room & holo projection, leading you to think at 1st glimpse that he might be *giant*. 😉

      • January 20, 2017 at 1:46 am

        I am not even sure that the holograph is what Snoke really looks like. I guess we will have to wait and see 🙂

  • January 19, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Re: Moroff
    Seeing those pics makes me think of Moroff.

    I liked the Moroff costume / idea.
    However… I’m a bit confused by something – Moroff went from running around on Jedha, as a “we’re not on good terms with main/larger rebellion” Saw Gerrera team member… to later landing on Scarif.

    Understanding he somehow survived Jedha (ok, he left early enough for some reason, like Walrus Man) … but to go from that situation to joining the larger official Rebellion & then being deployed to Scarif – that seems like a near plot-hole level stretch.

    Just started reading the novelization…maybe that’s somehow explained there.

    • January 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

      I saw it twice and was so engrossed in the film that I never noticed he made it to Scarif.

      Hope it’s not something stupid like the whole Greedo/Beedo nonsense in Jedi.

    • January 19, 2017 at 10:05 am

      I believe originally he was part of the rebel team, then got swapped to Saw’s militia. Part of the story change and re-shooting. But also a disappointment for me, another cool character who should get a bit more screen time in an extended version.

  • January 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

    The one that looks pregnant (don’t have my Visual Guide handy on me right now) reminds me of the creepy Newborn from Alien Resurrection.

  • January 19, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I just realised the tentacle nosed alien looks like a Slig from Oddworld.

  • January 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    In the second picture, the central creature looks a lot like the race of Maz Kanata isn’t it ?

    • January 19, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      I’d say that is correct from the looks of it. I can’t confirm, but it certainly does look like the same race.

    • January 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      i don’t know. It could just be a look-alike species, like the creatures that look a bit like Yoda but aren’t.

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