As Biggie once rapped: “I’m going, going, back, back to Tati, Tati…”
OK, so that joke didn’t entirely work (or work at all), but new rumors swirling about JJ Abrams’ choices for location shooting on the new Star Wars suggest that we might be headed back to the home world of Luke Skywalker.
According to Badass Digest, principal photography on the new (yet probably unnecessary) sequel will begin on May 14, with the first two weeks of filming taking place in Morocco, and then a possible shift to Tunisia. Star Wars heads all know that portions of George Lucas’ A New Hope was filmed in the Saharan nations, utilizing the desert landscapes in order to give Skywalker’s home turf an arid, isolated feel. It was on Tatooine where Luke first met Ben Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness), kicking off a saga in a galaxy far, far away.
This could also all be complete and utter horseshit, as we know next to nothing about the film outside of sparse details. There’s no cast, no plot, no title. For all we know, Abrams simply wants to get himself a sun tan and maybe toss some Jawas about to get back into shape.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to hit theaters December 18, 2015. Expect the Internet to keep speculating every time a minute detail is dropped.
Source: Badass Digest