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A behind-the-scenes picture from the production set of "Star Wars" film "Rogue One." Facebook/Star Wars

Each new film in the Star Wars franchise has introduced a new planet. This time around, new locations are being scouted for “Star Wars: Episode 9,” one that may depict an alien world that fans haven’t seen yet.

According to a new report by Mike Zeroh on YouTube (see below), new shooting locations for the upcoming film include Peru, Spain and Machu Picchu. Another place that the filmmakers are considering is an iconic national park in Utah called Arches. The geography of this location may remind fans of the desert planet Tatooine.

Mike notes a previous report that suggests the return to familiar planets like Mustafar, Endor and Tatooine at some point in the new trilogy. Since none of these planets has been featured in the two movies released so far, it is possible that fans will see them in the final movie, which may come as a pleasant surprise.

It will be difficult to guess how the Arches National Park will be used in the upcoming film, but Mike suggests that if filmmakers decide to film there, they should do so at night to take advantage of the beauty of the night sky.

If the park is not selected for “Star Wars: Episode 9,” Mike suggests this location for the planned spin-off movie about Obi-Wan Kenobi. JJ Abrams will be at the helm of the final film in the new trilogy, which is scheduled to be released on Dec. 20, 2019 in the US.

Credit: Mike Zeroh/YouTube