'Star Wars: Episode 9': Canyon in Mexico being considered as filming location

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There could be some exciting new landscapes to see in “Star Wars: Episode 9.” The scouting team is exploring exotic new locations for principal photography, and according to a new report, they are now considering a beautiful canyon in Mexico.

According to a report by Mike Zeroh (see below), the scouting team for the Star Wars film is exploring a Mexican canyon known as Sumidero. The location is found inside a national park with the same name. Tourists currently visiting the valley take a boat trip on the river flowing through the canyon and watch endangered species like river crocodiles and spider monkeys.

The report notes that the river crocodiles and spider monkeys offer the producers a chance to come up with new alien creatures living on the planet that the location will stand for. Readers should note that the Progs in “Last Jedi” were inspired by real-life puffins on the island of Skellig Michael, which is where scenes for Ahch-To were filmed.

The Progs became a hit, both in the movie as well as in the line of merchandise. Will director J.J. Abrams choose to introduce another alien creature in his film?

Irrespective of whether or not some cute new alien creature will be introduced in the film, the Sumidero Canyon certainly looks beautiful. Readers should note that the location is reportedly only being considered at the moment, and the list of locations where the movie will be filmed hasn’t been announced yet.

Principal photography for “Star Wars: Episode 9” is expected to begin by the end of July. The plot will focus on the rebirth of the Resistance movement across the galaxy to take on the First Order. The film is set to be released on Dec. 20, 2019 in the US.

Credit: Mike Zeroh/YouTube

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