‘Star Wars’ Spinoff To Film At London’s Pinewood Studios In 2015 [Report]

Continuing with a Star Wars tradition, the next spinoff will be filmed at Pinewood Studios in London in 2015, right after Episode VII ends production.

The legendary studio will be a busy place in the coming years, with producers promising one Star Wars film or spinoff in each of the coming years (music to loyal fans’ ears).

Disney Studios and Lucasfilm announced they are in the process of developing at least three Star Wars films, aside from the new trilogy, which will be released in-between the main installments. Fans will be excited to visit the movie theater once a year to see a new film with their favorite characters.

With Pinewood being one of the most sought after filming locations, the studio has secured that at least one of their spinoffs will be shot on location in London. As an example, Ant Man wasn’t as lucky and will film outside the British capital.

Here’s what we know about the new Star Wars spinoff. Godzilla director Gareth Edwards has been chosen to helm it and Gary Whitta (previously thought to be Lawrence Kasdan, of Raiders fame) will write the script for it.

And how do we know that the Star Wars spinoff will be filmed at Pinewood? While visiting the Episode VII set, George Osborne — British Chancellor of the Exchequer — tweeted this:

Later on, while speaking to the media, Osborne confirmed he was talking about the Star Wars spinoff directed by Edwards, which will begin production in 2015:

“Lucasfilm and Disney’s decision to shoot the ‘Star Wars’ stand-alone movie in the UK is testament to the incredible talent in Britain.

“The further changes the government made to the film tax relief at Budget 2014 will support our highly skilled, innovative creative sectors so that they continue to thrive and encourage more films to be made in the UK.”

The UK has a very attractive set of tax incentives to bring big Hollywood productions across the pond, which infuses the local economy with millions of pounds.

British Culture Secretary Sajid Javid had this relevant comment: “Given Lucasfilm’s decision to film another ‘Star Wars’ movie in the UK, it is clear that the Force is strong here.”

The new Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars spinoff is reported to be a Boba Fett movie, which is set for release in 2016. Hopefully we will get some additional casting news soon.

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