Star Wars: Episode IX, directed by J.J. Abrams, is set to start filming today (cue Star Wars opening theme). Second unit director, Vic Mahoney, shared a photo on Twitter yesterday that she captured on a walk in the UK, which fans believe to be a leak of the filming location.
According to Heroic Hollywood, fans speculated the photo was taken outside Cardington Airship Sheds, the same location where the Yavin IV base was shot for A New Hope and Rogue One. They think the space is most likely being used for a new set.
All the places in all the world and all the things to do -- wouldn't want to be anywhere other than right here, doing anything other than this job, with this team. Xx pic.twitter.com/wU0s0Dx2TY— Vic Mahoney (@VictoriaMahoney) July 31, 2018
Mahoney will be the first black woman to ever hold a directing role in the Star Wars franchise and it's evident she's looking forward to working with everyone.
Episode IX will star some familiar faces, including
BREAKiNG: The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher in Episode IX, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams.". pic.twitter.com/qxATuAlRlZ— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) July 27, 2018
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