Well, another week, another batch of Star Wars rumours…
First up, it seems that the production is heading back to Ireland (yay!). Latino Review are reporting that the island of Skelling Micheal is to be the Sith home world – called Korriban in the EU – and filming will be there again this November; the thinking here is the Luke may be being held prisoner there and the shooting has taken place in summer and winter as time will pass on the planet.
There’s also the thought that Luke may have been there since just after the end of Return of the Jedi which also means that, contrary to some recent rumours, actor Domhnall Gleeson is not the son of Luke and Mara Jade – in fact he is NOT a Skywalker at all.
Finally, the site reports: “The stone hut ruins on that island are a control center and the planet itself is somehow the weapon. That’s no moon! That’s no planet! MASSIVE BAD THINGS.”
So, while this all makes sense from a certain point of view (see what i did there?), we think the idea of another planet-sized weapon is unlikely. We’ll all know next Christmas…
The cast for Episode VII includes Pip Anderson, Crystal Clarke, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18th, 2015.