About four months ago, pre-production had officially begun on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII‘. A few months after that, director J.J. Abrams announced that the script was finished and earlier this month we learned that it would be set 30 years after ‘Return of the Jedi’. Now, as filming prepares to get under way in a little over a month, we’ve learned that the first location for the shoot will be Morocco.
According to Badass Digest, the next film from a galaxy far, far away will commence shooting in on May 14th in Morocco, with a possible trip to Tunisia. The report speculates that this location choice indicates that Abrams is bringing his cast to Tatooine AKA the deserted and decayed set that was originally used as Tatooine in previous ‘Star Wars’ movies and shown in Rä di Martino’s incredible photo series ‘Every World’s A Stage’. Since those sets haven’t been touched in quite some time and resemble ruins of an ancient advanced civilization at the moment, it would be cool if the director opted to use them as is to show how much time has passed in the ‘Star Wars’ universe as well as in the real world.
With May 4th, the universal day of celebration for ‘Star Wars’ fans, fast approaching, we’re likely to get more official updates on the movie very, very soon. For instance, we may get that official confirmation that Adam Driver is playing the villain in the film, along with who his co-stars are (besides R2-D2).
What do you think about ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ potentially revisiting Tatooine? If that’s the case, what do you think the nature of the visit is? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ blasts off into theaters on December 18, 2015.