‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ filmed desert scenes on location but still used green screen

We're not entirely sure either.

Star Wars star Oscar Isaac has revealed a strange detail about the filming process for the upcoming Episode 9.

Lots of The Rise Of Skywalker was shot on location in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan, but the crew still used green screen for a number of desert shots.

Speaking on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Isaac, who will play Poe Dameron in the upcoming movie, spoke of the unorthodox filming process of J.J. Abrams.


“When we first showed up there was almost like this little small stadium of green screen right in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert,” Isaac said. “So we shot for a week in those little speeders in this green screen thing.”

He continued: I went up to JJ and I said ‘Hey, I just have a question’. I was like, ‘Why are we doing green screen work in the middle of the desert?'”

According to Isaac, Abrams said in response: “The shots that I make, the way that the actual light is hitting the sand and the way that things move around, if you were designing the whole thing in a computer you just wouldn’t be able to design those imperfections.”

Isaac then reflected on the comments, adding: “I think it’s that kind of thing that give the movies that kind of texture that feels real.”


A new clip from the film, which lands in UK cinemas on December 19, was shared earlier this week, just a day after director J.J. Abrams revealed that the script for the upcoming film was leaked online after John Boyega left a copy of it under his bed.

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