'Star Wars: Episode 9': John Boyega arrives in Jordan

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A poster of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," directed by Rian Johnson. Star Wars/ Facebook

Filming for “Star Wars Episode 9” continues in Jordan, and cast member John Boyega (Finn) landed there recently. Newly leaked pictures from the production set have also surfaced online, teasing some interesting architecture that may be seen in the upcoming film. The following article contains minor spoilers.

Boyega is in Jordan, and according to a report by MakingStarWars the pictures he shared online suggest that he is near a famous mosque in Aqaba. The report notes that filming may not take place inside the mosque as that may be a little controversial, but the architecture around the building may form a part of an exterior set of a new alien planet.

Readers should note that some parts of the casino planet in “The Last Jedi” were built around the existing structures in a street in Dubrovnik. Something similar is expected with the locations in Jordan.

It remains to be seen what new (or old) alien planet the locations in Jordan will stand in for in the upcoming film. Leaked photos from the production set tease some of the structures that have been constructed. One of these pictures was taken at Wadi Rum, while a few others were taken at a remote desert location in Jordan.

The desert locations may be standing in for Jakku, which means that Rey (Daisy Ridley) may be returning to her home planet, just as Luke Skyealker (Mark Hamill) returned to his home planet of Tatooine after completing his Jedi training.

Familiar ships like the Millennium Falcon and the X-Wing were previously spotted in a forested location with fabricated rocks and a man-made pond. That area has now been cleaned up, which means that filming there has been completed. It remains to be seen what new jungle planet this location will be depicting on screen in “Star Wars: Episode 9.”