The long-awaited final episode of the Star Wars saga – The Rise of Skywalker – hits UK cinemas on 19 December, and to mark this amazing event, we’ve put together a cool infographic that charts the key locations where the films were shot.
Filming all nine Star Wars films – plus the two stand-alones, Rogue One and Solo – has taken Lucasfilm crews around the world, from snowy landscapes in Iceland to desert locations in the USA and tropical destinations such as Thailand.
The country most associated with Star Wars has to be Tunisia – with many memorable scenes from A New Hope shot there, including Djerba, which was used as the setting for Mos Eisley spaceport on Tatooine where Luke Skywalker meets Han Solo and his sidekick Chewbacca for the first time.
European locations came to the fore in the second prequel, Attack of the Clones. The Plaza de España in Seville, Spain, was used to depict Theed, the capital of the planet Naboo, while Lake Como in Italy was transformed into the Naboo Royal Palace for the wedding scene between Anakin and Padmé.
The ninth and final film is still shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that Rey and Kylo Ren will face off once again, and there are rumours that Emperor Palpatine – who was thrown to his death by Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi – could make a surprise appearance. As we count down the days to the release of The Rise of Skywalker, enjoy the infographic, choose a Star Wars destination…and may the Force be with you. Here is the infographic:
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