Episode VII: We’re not done with Tatooine just yet…

Star Wars Episode 7 News recently posted a set photo out of Pinewood Studios which featured what appear to huts in a Tatooine settlement. Lucasfilm asked the site to remove the image, so it appears that the photo was legitimate. What can we conclude? John Boyega and Daisy Ridley were apparently the only two stars out…

Be a Force for Change

I won’t bury the lead: this video shows some great practical effects from the Abu Dhabi shoot, where first unit are making Star Wars Episode VII. And presumably this is the “big centuries-old-market” that was mentioned in earlier reports. Take a look: To discuss the actual content for a moment, Force for Change allows you…

That clapperboard was in Abu Dhabi… near Musaffah

To be more specific, second unit on Episode VII are filming in (or near) Al Gharbia. If I had to guess, I’d say they’re most likely shooting in the desert outside the Liwa Oasis. Take a look at this photosphere if you want confirmation that they’re filming scenes set on Tatooine, or check out some of these images…

The Battle of Tatooine?

Abu Dhabi is definitely a location for Episode VII—we’ve had official confirmation of such. But people still want to debate about whether the locale is doubling for Tatooine. In my mind, there’s no doubt. Unless they’ll make it visually distinct, there’s no sense in shooting in the desert unless it’s to film scenes for that…