Welcome to Scarif. This sure doesn’t look like any Star Wars world we’ve ever seen before. Rogue One’s scenes set on Scarif were filmed in the tropical Maldives, and the island nation’s gorgeous landscape forms the perfect backdrop for Rogue One’s dramatic first poster.
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I kind of wish they would make these planet locations look a bit more alien. I live near beaches and there really isn’t much that is fantastical about that image besides its novelty in the franchise. I guess palm trees are found across the universe?