‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Production Locations and Dates, and a New Obi-Wan Kenobi Story

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Today at Nerd Bastards, we bring you yet more Star Wars: Episode VII related rumors. This time around, nothing more about plot or casting but rather a peek at some of the production details. It looks like the powers-that-be have decided on some shooting locations, including a studio they’ll be using, as well as setting a date for when production is to officially begin.

Apparently, they’re looking at using the U.K.’s Pinewood Studios to shoot the flick. Though with Kathleen Kennedy expressing the desire to use a healthy dose of real locations, and not rely on CGI for every bloody thing, there’s no telling where the movie might end up as it runs its course. Other rumors say that there are already planned shoots in New Mexico, Iceland, Jordan, Scotland and Ireland. That’s quite the list and it promises us some fairly dynamic scenery if the rumor proves true.

As far as when they’re starting on this much-awaited movie, it looks like they’re almost ready to go. Rumors (again) put production as commencing on January 21st of next year. That’s just a few months off, so let the demand for set photos and spoiler leaks begin.

And as a side note, if you just can’t hold out for another two years and need a Star Wars fix now, this week sees the release of a new novel, Star Wars: Kenobi. This story will follow the tale of the titular old Jedi as he lands on Tatooine and hangs out, doing Force stuff while waiting for Luke to get old enough to wield his lightsaber like a grown man.

Thanks to /film for the heads-up.

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