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April 2, 2014

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to start shooting in Morocco this May?

Reports say JJ Abrams will start work on sci-fi reboot next month

'Star Wars: Episode VII' to start shooting in Morocco this May?

Shooting on Star Wars: Episode VII will start in Morocco next month (May 2014), according to new reports.

Badass Digest says that director JJ Abrams is set to begin work on the sci-fi epic in the country on May 14, with reports suggesting that the location could be used as the setting for the planet Tatooine - the home planet of both Anakin Skywalker and his son Luke Skywalker.

It was revealed last month that the film will be set 30 years after the end of Return Of The Jedi, and will include a trio of new young lead actors to go along with the film's villain, as played by Girls' Adam Driver, as well as the return of "some very familiar faces".

12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong'o and Attack The Block actor The Block actor John Boyega have both been linked with leading roles in the film in recent weeks. Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford will reprise their roles from the original trilogy in the movie, meanwhile – the trio portrayed iconic characters Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in the first run of films.

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