The Star Wars machine is up and running, and will extend beyond J.J. Abrams’ planned Star Wars: Episode VII for many years to come. That much is clear, as Walt Disney and LucasFilm have been busy tapping directors like Gareth Edwards and Josh Trank for standalone Star Wars adventures. Now, we are finding out WHERE these creative voices will be constructing their galaxy far, far away.
George Osborne is the Chancellor of the Exchequer & MP for Tatton. Last night, he was on the set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII with the director and LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy to announce that the next Star Wars film also will shoot in the UK… without revealing what that movie would be. The above Tweet uses a little R2 to share the news. Adorable.
Obviously this is part of a long-in-development partnership between the UK film office and Disney/LucasFilm, who have worked to develop studio space recently and are luring special effects wizards to a new crafthouse in downtown London.