Star Wars: Han Solo Filming Scenes In Canary Islands And Italy


Rumor has it at least two locations are already picked out for the Han Solo standalone Star Wars movie, which begins production in February.

Star Wars may be headed for the beach (and Naboo) again for the Han Solo standalone movie.

A new report by a Spanish blog reports that Lucasfilm chose one of the Canary Islands and Italy as shooting locations (via Star Wars News Net).

Fuerteventura is the island the Spanish blog claims is an essential location for the 2018 film. Its primary draws, according to the Canary Islands tourist website, are its “emerald green waters” and “white sand beaches.” But Fuerteventura’s interior is more rugged, with hills and scrubs.

Italy is just as diverse a landscape. Mostly mountainous, the land features lush green hills, a hot and dry climate in the south, and a rich coast. Italy is also no stranger to Star Wars. For Attack of the Clones, all the Lake Country scenes were filmed at Lake Como in northern Italy. Who knows, maybe Han makes a trip to Naboo in the new movie.

Given so much of Rogue One was set in a beach location, I wonder if Lucasfilm wants to take us back to the coast in Han Solo. However, The Force Awakens and Rogue One each introduced a new desert planet. So there is no accounting for how diverse Lucasfilm chooses to be for their locations from film to film.

The Han Solo film stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo. His main co-star is Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian. Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke and The Hunger Games‘ Woody Harrelson are cast in as-yet publicly unnamed roles.

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Han Solo is slated to premiere in theaters May 25th, 2018.