According to The Sun a source said:
“Location bosses feel Scotland possesses stunning scenery perfect for movie backdrops. They will look great on the big screen and the rock formations will replicate the perception of mountainous planets. It will be the first time Star Wars has ever been shot north of the border.”Scotland is becoming an increasingly attractive place for Hollywood blockbusters to be made.
James Bond movie Skyfall was shot in the Highlands last year and World War Z, starring Brad Pitt, was filmed in Glasgow in 2011.
Recent box office hits The Dark Knight Rises and Snow White And The Huntsman also included scenes shot in Scotland.