Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has confirmed via Twitter that the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not film anywhere in the States…
Despite rumors to the contrary, Star Wars: Episode VIII will not film any scenes in the United States of America. Director Rian Johnson was asked by a fan on Twitter, about certain scenes being filmed in Nevada as a standin for the desert planet of Jakku (where we first meet Rey in The Force Awakens), and he dispelled the rumors once and for all.
So there you have it, those rumors which were falsely reported by website The Clancy Report, just are not true. Sorry Nevada and other towns like Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, you won’t be getting the cast of Star Wars in your hometowns, any time soon.
Now that filming for Star Wars: Episode VIII has finished filming in Ireland, RIan Johnson and company will now finish out the rest of their production at Pinewood Studios in London. Of course, the exaggerated Rogue One reshoots will take place at Pinewood, and in 2017, the Han Solo film will be shooting there.
I’m glad Rian Johnson finally cleared out this mess of a rumor mill, in regards to location filming. The Clancy Report has been infamous over the course of this year, getting many fans’ hopes up with the possibility of the core cast of Star Wars coming to their town.
Let this just be another one of those lessons learned: The closer we get to the premier of more Star Wars films, the more scams and false reports there will be, coming out of the woodwork. It’s important to remember to always look for a report with a credible source that can be cited.