'Star Wars: Episode 9': Producers scout new location to film

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A picture of Daisy Ridley as Rey in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Facebook/ Star Wars

Principal photography of “Star Wars: Episode 9” is yet to begin. It is expected to start sometime later this year. Meanwhile, a report suggests that a new location has been added to the list, which suggests that there may be a new planet that will soon be introduced.

Some of the locations being considered for the upcoming film, which fans may be familiar with, are Spain, Peru and Utah. According to a report by Mike Zeroh on YouTube (see below), the producers are considering locations in Alaska, too.

The scouting team reportedly explored locations at the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The location has picturesque mountains and wilderness filled with wildlife such as wolves and grizzly bears. The producers have the option to shoot in the forest, which will make the planet look similar to Alderaan; the other option is to shoot in snow-capped mountains.

Mike notes that the landscape of Alaska suggests that this could be a location for a totally new planet. How will this new planet be connected to the storyline? Mike says that this could be a planet located in the Outer Rim, where Leia (Carrie Fisher) supposedly has allies.  

The war against the First Order will continue in the next film, even though Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) nearly destroyed the Resistance movement. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) was expected to be the last Jedi, but new heroes are expected to rise to carry on the fight.

Luke’s apprentice Rey (Daisy Ridley) will continue to learn the ways of the Jedi through the books she took from the temple on Ahch-To. There are also young Force sensitives who may take up arms against the First Order.

Credit: Mike Zeroh/YouTube