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

“Star Wars: Episode 9” could either be returning to Jakku or there could be another desert planet featured in the film. A new report that has surfaced online teases a filming location that previously lost out to Abu Dhabi while they were selecting locations for “The Force Awakens,” which means there is bound to be a desert planet in the next film.

According to a report by MakingStarWars, a fan site that previously leaked concept art and storylines of the other “Star Wars” movies, a few sources who are close to the production of the upcoming film have confirmed that they are filming in Jordan.

Jordan may have lost out when they filmed “The Force Awakens,” but the cast and crew of “Rogue One” went to that country to film scenes related to Jedha. It will be interesting to see whether JJ Abrams is bringing back Jakku or Jedha in his film.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) is the last Jedi at the moment. She could go to Jakku, the place where it all began for her, or she could go to Jedha, which has a lot of spiritual significance for Force wielders. The report notes that both Jakku and Jedha are good candidates to be featured in the film.

Another reason for the return of Jakku may have something to do with a flashback sequence. There are still some unanswered questions regarding Rey’s background that the upcoming film is expected to answer.

More details about which planet will be featured in the film may be revealed in the coming weeks and months, as more information about the movie leaks out.

Filming of “Star Wars: Episode 9” has started. Lucafilm and Disney have announced the list of cast members, which includes Carrie Fisher (Leia). Details about the plot are yet to be announced by the producers.