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Star Wars to shoot in Morocco from May 14

2 April 2014

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We'll lap up any information we can get on the new Star Wars movies, and as we get closer to the production, the rumours are getting meatier. 

The latest story eminating from the web comes from Badass Digest, who are reporting that JJ Abrams is taking his sequel to Morocco from mid-May. 

And the reason the location is causing so much excitement? Morocco was the location used for the Tatooine sequences in the first movie. And the sets George Lucas had built back then still exist today.

Interestingly, the sets are run-down, broken up and rather dirty, which might well be very useful for showing the passage of time, given that the next movie is expected to take place 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. 

With director Abrams refusing to share a single plot detail, this is about as close as we've got to something relating to a story. Slim picking perhaps, but we'll know more when the production kicks off in 6 weeks time. We can also expect to get some official confirmation on the cast of the new movie, so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks... 

See the Morocco sets here.