After filming in Abu Dhabi for a little while, J.J. Abrams and the rest of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ have moved back to Pinewood Studios in London for more filming. Previously, we saw pictures from the set of the Millennium Falcon on a soundstage and word got out that star Harrison Ford, who has been seen out and about in the British city, has been injured on set, so it’s pretty safe to assume that they’re over there across the pond in the Shepperton facilities. However, it appears that this won’t be the last time that ‘Star Wars’ shoots at this location.
According to England’s Chancellor of the Exchequer & MP for Tatton George Osborne, Disney and Lucasfilm have come to terms to use Pinewood to film at least one more ‘Star Wars’ movie. He made the announcement via his Twitter account and posted this picture with director Abrams, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, and R2-D2 in front of what looks to be the beginnings of the Millennium Falcon. You can check out his post below:
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) June 10, 2014
Now the question is which movie will film next. Chances are high that the distinction will go to the standalone film from director Gareth Edwards and screenwriter Gary Whitta since that movie is scheduled for a 2016 release, but it very well could be Josh Trank’s spinoff as well. Not many details were released about that one from the ‘Chronicle’ and ‘The Fantastic Four’ director, so who knows how far along he is in the development process. Either way, we know that ‘Star Wars’ has a place at Pinewood Studios for the foreseeable future.
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker premieres on December 18, 2015.