Star Wars Episode 7 News

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Rumor: Star Wars: Episode 7 to Film in Scotland's Isle of Skye.

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An interesting bit of info was posted in the Star Wars section at reddit.com. According to one of the members there some scenes from the upcoming Star Wars movie will be shot in Scotland at the Isle of Skye...



Here's a direct quote from the source:
So I don't have a link to absolutely definitive proof, but I was at the Isle this week, and ended up chatting to some local guys who had just been in extras in Michael Fassbender's Macbeth which also shot there. They told me that Star Wars VII was coming to shoot some scenes there, and that a call for extras had gone around.So that sounds to me pretty definitive! Amazing place to shoot, and I look forward to seeing what they do with it!

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This is not the first time we hear rumors about filming in Scotland. Back in May 2013 The Sun ran an article about the possibility of the production to head to Scotland's Highlands and Isle of Skye:
“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.”

Some of the Scotland sceneries definitely have the alien world feel and the crew could use that, instead of filming in a studio on a green screen.

Scotland has been pretty popular filming location lately. Some of the productions that partly were filmed there are: Skyfall, World War Z, The Dark Knight Rises etc.

Other rumored Episode 7 filming locations so far are New Mexico, Ireland, Iceland and Jordan.

72 comments:

  1. Awesome. It reminds me of the open, rocky, grassy, mountainous stuff from New Zealand that they filmed in the lord of the rings films, and we haven't seen anything like that in star wars yet. I'd say there's a lot of truth to this from what he says. Plus it looks exactly like the landscape in one of the concept art paintings in the production meeting photo they put on the lucasfilm website.

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  2. Yea ive been hearing alot about Mountainous Star Wars shooting locations from the beginning when they first announced VII

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    1. That makes sense, I mean look at all of those terrain types that an entire planet consists of in the films. Alderaan was only seen for a few seconds, mountainous is what we've seen the least of I think.

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  3. Looks like Naboo and Aldreaan.

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    1. Alderaan no longer exists.

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    2. ..or maybe, just maybe, it's a new planet !

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    3. Yeah, could be New Alderaan

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    4. If JJ Abrams &Co can destroy Vulcan to the dismay of fans, he can recreate Alderaan.

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    5. ... or it's just a new planet.

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    6. MORABAND OU KORRIBAN

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    7. Why the fuck would he bring back Alderaan instead of just creating a new planet

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    8. Alderaan still exists.

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  4. MAYBE IT'S MARA JADES HOME PLANET LOL

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    1. You mean Dara Kade? :P

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    2. Yeah, maybe it is. At least I can tell which troll you are (and that's not a compliment).

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    3. Ooh, anonymity can only protect you so much!

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    4. OH NO, THE OTHER Anonymous IS INTO NAME CALLING OVER FAKE CHARACTERS LIKE MARA JADE.

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    5. I suggest you look up 'character' in the dictionary. It's not possible to have a fake character in the context of the word as you're using it.

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    6. lol wow what an overreaction. I was just joking how they changed Korriban to Moraband. Take it easy people.

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    7. I don't think they were talking about you Anon March 2 5:39

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    8. Well your joke sucked.

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    9. The only thing sucking around here it your attitude. Damn people we are talking about Star Wars. We can debates things but is hostility really necessary?

      Example... I hate the prequels... but I'm not going to insult or hate the people that like them.

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    10. "Example... I hate the prequels... but I'm not going to insult or hate the people that like them."
      That's actually a really good point. Prequel fans have this idea that OT fans bash them all the time. But all I ever see is the prequel fans dealing the bashing. Apparently I'm not a "real fan" and I only like the OT because of "my childhood". Even though I'm 18 and was first introduced to the prequels, and guess what, I hated them. Then I later watched the originals and loved them ever since. But I was surrounded by kids my own age who had no idea what they were talking about and bashing me all the time because I hated the prequels and thought they were mind-numbing tosh. Then as I grew up, and I also got friends who agreed with me, I found out how bad the reviews were of the prequels and I realised I was actually in the right. If you subjectively enjoy the prequels, then fine, it doesn't matter to me at all. We all LIKE different things, good or bad, and are aloud to like different things. People enjoy Justin Bieber when I think it's a load of tosh but I'm not going to whine about it to people who do enjoy it. What matters is when the fanboys don't shut up about it to those of us who do realise how objectively bad the prequels are. And now that I've said this, I'll probably get a flock of people telling me how awful I'm being or whatever when I haven't said a single negative thing about the fans.. It just never ends.

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    11. That rant was longer then I anticipated

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    12. PEOPLE THAT HATE THE PREQUELS ALSO HATE EVERY SUPER HERO FILM. LIKE X-MEN, THE FANS BOYS ARE TICKED OFF WOLVERINE ISN'T IN YELLOW PJ'S. THE PREQUELS WERE GOOD, I CAN'T SEE HOW YOU CAN BE A STAR WARS FAN AND NOT LIKE SOMETHING IN THE PREQUELS, MEANWHILE THESE SAME FAN BOYS WHO HATE THE PREQUELS LOVE THOSE HORRIBLE NOVELS AND LAME VIDEO GAME STORIES. THE IRONY.

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  5. I'm suddenly really excited for some nice Star Wars scenery. They've always had pretty great shots, can't wait to see the new ones in 7.

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  6. If you haven't read the Darth Plaguies novel, this place looks a lot like the Muun homeworld. I forget the name of the planet at the moment.

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    1. Muunilinst I think.

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  7. I will be very happy if it's new planets. We need to get back to the frontier, as that 4 things that make Star Wars great video said, and Tatooine is way too overused.

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    1. Tatooine is way too overused... but then I can say the same thing about the so-called Big 3, the Millenium Falcoln, the cantina, and every other visual motif OT fans constantly say "bring back, bring back" on these forums.

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    2. lol, classic OT fan bashing rubbish. I always check the comments and I have never seen anybody say, (so let alone 'constantly say') bring back the cantina, tatooine, and "every other visual motif".. I've only seen people talk about using practical effects and bringing back the big 3, which doesn't take a genius to work out makes sense as they're the main characters. They can't just randomly vanish from one episode to the next without some kind of 'passing down the torch' to the next main characters.

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    3. The OT is the last thing I'd bash, trolls. For anyone else:

      You guys miss the point. Tatooine is in the middle of nowhere, "If there's a bright center of the universe, this is the planet that it's farthest from.". Yet, ir's in all but one of the films. Combine that with the Expanded Universe, and I am downright sick of the place.

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    4. Um well I was replying to the anonymous. I'm not a troll. But yeah I don't want to see Tatooine in ep7 as we've seen it enough. I mean it would be nice to visit it again in ep9 as a nice round-off because it's star wars' most iconic planet, but as well as new stories and characters, I'm a fan of the universe so I'm looking forward to seeing new places.

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  8. I hope ep7 includes Pizza Planet.

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    1. That would actually be really funny for a little easter egg way in the background of a shot. I wonder what easter eggs will be in ep7

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  9. Seen through the right filters, lighting and fog, we have Moraband!

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  10. with the lack of official news for over a year quarter i am beginning to think this has all been a joke by Lucas & Disney...i think i will put my money on Phantasm 5 being done before SW actually announces anything...

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    1. yeh, Lucasfilm being sold to Disney for $4.05billion and announcing a new trilogy of films is obviously a joke

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  11. Yeah this is way old....How about some new rumors here....or is this just more stuff that we have to wait until May before we can be told anything cuz someone was asked not to say....

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  12. First the Mordor, I mean, Moraband name. Now, Star Wars is even getting the same dreary scenery as Lord of the Rings.

    sigh...

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    1. ^yeah, pretty soon characters will be using swords and magic rings instead of lightsabers.

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    2. OMG LORD OF THE RINGS HAD MOUNTAINS AND GRASS TOO OMG STAR WARS IS SO COPYING LORD OF THE RINGS WHAT A RIPOFF OMG CAN'T THEY COME UP WITH ANYTHING NEW OMG LOADS OF FILMS HAVE SCENERY WITH GRASS AND HUMAN BEINGS WITH DIALOGUE OMG WHY CAN'T THEY JUST COME UP WITH SOMETHING NEW WHY MUST EVERYTHING BE COPIED FROM SOME PLACE ELSE UGH I BET THE CHARACTERS EVEN WEAR COSTUMES AND HAVE HAIR AND SPEAK ENGLISH OMG I WISH THEY WOULD STOP COPYING LORD OF THE RINGS.

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    3. MAYBE THE NEXT 3 STAR WARS FILMS WILL BE 12 HOURS TO THROW A RING IN A VOLCANO. NO ONE IS COPYING THE MOST BORING FILMS EVER MADE.

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    4. They weren't boring at all. The third one won the oscar for best picture. It's just absurd to claim that lucasfilm are copying things from other films because the nature of a landscape is similar.

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  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEt_-3f7PNE check out my Star Wars Themed Chrome and Desktop

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  14. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. I know it's stunning. The fact one of the other comments here is calling it 'dreary scenery' lost my faith in humanity for a bit but thanks for restoring it.

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  15. I wonder is this movie won't be postponed until a later date, saying May 2016 for instance?
    No official news. Rumours from quite reliable sources (Variety, Hollywood Reporter…) saying nothing has been signed with some actors. Is this really encouraging when it's about 2 months prior to the filming? I have a bad feelling about this.

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    1. Or, they are actually keeping them secret so they can reveal them at once to avoid pressure. Look at how many people get hassled over their POTENTIAL roles in the films, multiply that by a hundred if they announced every confirmed addition. 100% of their interviews would be Star Wars stuff they couldn't answer anyway.

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    2. From: Anonymous March 2, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      Hello,
      Yes, it would make sense. Because I can't believe they will tell only at the very last moment the actors if they're going to play in Episode VII or not. I guess the production must give a certain time to the cast to ensure everyone is available at the right time.

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  16. Yes! Take as long as you neeeeeeeeed! Fuck disney shareholders! Sw is a billionaire franchise because originally it was thought out! Like r3gar says make it a new planet, frontier. Make it original, bold,mythical poetic dark energetic beautiful intense historical literary new

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  17. And in meanwhile, Ukraine is going to ass...fucking putin

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  18. The second picture reminds me of the landscapes of Dantooine as we seen in Kotor and Kotor 2.

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    1. Good point. I think Ord Mantell is also possible given the rumors I heard about it at one point.

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  19. So much of these comments are bullying and trolling. This needs a moderator badly. What percentage of Anonymous postings are used to share potential new info, and what percentage for trolling? Pretty lopsided I'm sure.

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    1. IT'S THE FAN BOYS, IF EVERYTHING ISN'T ABOUT MARA JADE, OR JACEN SOLO THEY WILL CRY WITHOUT END. NONE OF THOSE LAME , FAKE CHARACTERS ARE IN THE FILMS, THEY JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH THAT.

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  20. There's neither bullying or trolling here. It's just discussion and obviously people are gonna have difference in opinions. Although actually someone is plugging their video about chrome or something which is very classy.

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  21. Yeah! Definitely a new planet for the new central character.

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  22. Maybe it's Earth!!!! Dun, dun, dun!!!!

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  23. Being scottish, I would be very proud to see a bit of Star Wars being made in my country. Went in to Glasgow to see the WWZ set, it was awesome!

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  24. Jørn Sonny ChabertMarch 3, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    be careful not to sound as if your stating the truth. it is only your opinion.
    I'm not fund of the prequels, but I love superhero films ;) and oooh I LOOOOOOOOOOVE the OT

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  25. Glad they're choosing real beautiful locations to shoot instead of in front of a green screen. Can't wait to see these new worlds explored in EpVII!

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  26. Wow... How nearsighted of you.

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  27. The caps lock is most likely on the left of your keyboard.

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  28. Half of it was lowly bickering but hey I have a name and an icon now! Sweet. I've been commenting here since you first started! Nice to see your site doing so well.

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  29. They are being imported. It'll take 24 hours.

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  30. I have erased all the previous comments!!! Mwahahahaha!!!

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