This is a pleasant surprise. New reports suggest that the Work has already started on Taika Waititi's new Star Wars film Not only that, but three days of filming are planned in the Highlands of Scotland, with a small crew taking photos of the snow capped mountains at the cinematic location.
"It 's great that Star Wars has decided to use the breathtaking landscapes of Scotland for some of its early production plans, "a source told the publication. " The film is still a few years away thanks to the Covid crisis but it will be very exciting for fans of Scotland. hear the ball started rolling on this highly anticipated film.
"The shooting will take place in the Highlands and will focuson the hills and the surrounding area. It will likely be a small crew and an assistant director traveling to Scotland to film for three days. Star Wars is the latest in a long list of films to showcase Scotland and all that this beautiful country has to offer.
A Highland Council spokesperson also commented, saying film crews were welcome to shoot in the area. Screen Scotland added that they "provide a confidential location service for film and television productions " and therefore could not confirm whether Star Wars is coming to the area.
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There are a few things to note: this will definitely not be a real movie set. No actor, and potentially not even Waititi, will benow. Three days of filming involves location scouting, with the separation crew returning the footage to the filmmaker with potential to shoot properly there in the future.
The location strongly suggests a return to another icy planet. The most obvious answer would be Hoth, seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back , although there is one There are many other similar planets to explore, namely Ilum.
While this name may not be familiar, Star Wars fans will certainly recognize the location. Ilum was a Jedi-mined planet, as it was rich in naturally-forming kyber crystals, and the Jedi ultimately decided to keep Ilum off the public record. They also built a temple on the planet, which Ahsoka Tano visits during the events of the Clone Wars series. In Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order , protagonist Cal Kestis goes to Ilum to find kyber crystal for his lightsaber .
But that's not why the planet will be familiar to wider Star Wars fans. Ilum plays a major role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - the First Order finally turns the Jedi Fortress into a Starkiller base! So, Ilum is actually the planet Han Solo ends up on. perish.
Could the new Star Wars movie tell about how the Jedi found Ilum? It's far too early to tell. This is all a serious amount of speculation - it's unclear whether Waititi and co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, whose previous work includes the epic WWI 1917, completed the. Either way, a new Star Wars movie is on the way, and we're grateful for it.
The Waititi movie is slated for release in December 2023. Find out everything we know about all of the new Star Wars movies via this link.