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Hardly any information regarding the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII has been released yet, as director J.J. Abrams is keeping everything tightly under wraps; aggravating fans, but 10x more importantly upping the anticipation. All we really know is that the latest installment will take place 35 years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi, that actor Peter Mayhew will reprise his role as Chewbacca, and that R2-D2 will also see his return to the screen.
A week or two ago it was revealed that Episode VII will be filming in Morocco, which lead to speculation that the desert-world of Tatooine-home planet of Anakin and Luke Skywalker- could be revisited once more.
Sources at THR report that Disney and J.J. Abrams are preparing to recreate the Skywalker’s barren homeland “in a Morocco-like environment”. While previous movies have created Tatooine in Tunisia, Morocco could have a similar feeling to it, especially if Abrams re-creates the set pieces. The planet has played a role in all of the previous Star Wars flicks, with the exception of The Empire Strikes Back.
What do you think? Should the planet Anakin and Luke Skywalker once escaped to meet their destinies be part of the newest trilogy? A piece of new like this even furthers the implied probability of Mark Hamill returning as Luke Skywalker, as well as some of the original cast members.
Expect more info, including casting announcements, in the near future, as the movie has already started filming.
Star Wars: Episode VII is set to hit theaters on December 18th, 2015, directed by J.J. Abrams.