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A Possible Filming Location for Star Wars: Episode IX Has Been Discovered

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SWNN Probe, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Thanks to Reddit member YenaMagana (YM), we may have just been given a glimpse of one of Star Wars: Episode IX's filming locations. While driving through Wadi Rum, YM (a Jordan resident), happened upon a very Star Wars-y looking scene. The user describes a lot of things that they were unable to capture on film, but of the shots that they were able to get, I have to agree that this location has 'Star Wars' written all over it. Actress Daisy Ridley may have even been spotted on location as well, but this is just speculation by YM, so take that with a grain of salt. Read on to check out more detailed comments from YM and photos from the location.







    From Reddit member YenaMagana:





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    These certainly do resemble Neimoidians (first introduced in The Phantom Menace):

    [​IMG] Neimoidians (for reference)



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    It's interesting that Daisy Ridley was allegedly spotted on site, especially considering that Rey would most likely want to stay as far away from another desert as possible. But perhaps the film will be taking us back to Jakku for some closure concerning Rey's past. However, considering YM's comment about pyrotechnics being used, I think there's probably more going on than Rey taking a moment to bury the pieces of her former life.



    As YM said, this isn't the first time that Star Wars has filmed in Wadi Rum, with the location serving as the frigid desert world of Jedha in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Could we be returning to Jedha in Episode IX? Or perhaps even Tatooine? Of course, given the already large number of desert locations in Star Wars, it's very possible this represents yet another desert landscape, especially considering that it doesn't really look like anything we've already seen at an established location (see photo below for reference). There is also the off chance that this location is not for Episode IX at all, but rather for the upcoming live-action series, The Mandalorian, which is also filming at the moment.



    [​IMG] Jakku Village from The Force Awakens



    There's not too much to go on, but there's certainly a lot here to get those speculation juices flowing. As always, we will keep you updated as we find out more. While not officially confirmed, it definitely looks like Star Wars to us. What do you think? Is this a new location or somewhere we've been before? Will Rey return to Jakku in Episode IX or will Jedha be making another appearance?





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    I wish is Jedha...
     
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    Wow, what a find... Imagine casually stumbling upon this. I'm curious what are the chances that this is a completely different, non-SW movie... Looks a lot like Jedha - no wonder, given the location. The cutouts are interesting - they don't look like typical desert people. I'm getting some kind of refugee vibes from them. Well, there's also a chance that a huge city or whatever will be added in post.
     
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    I think it would be cool if it was Jedha and Rey went back looking for her own Kyber crystal for her lightsaber.
     
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    Jedha, Tatooine and Jakku have all collided and become a single desert planet!!!

    Seriously, it would be cool if Rey set up a Jedi training academy on Jedha!
     
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    I don't really care for the new series, first off it's crap. Second off it's unoriginality is what hit me the hardest because I mean Rey -> Female Luke Skywalker born on a similar planet with practically the same life. Kylo Ren -> Darth Vader wannabe and tries to hard and probably got a snuggie and a damaged mask at one of the retail stores. Third off, I don't get why I'm here. Then again the new series was boring and kind of predictable, I was more of a fan of the Star Wars The Old Republic Saga(Not the prequels!)
     
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    Ironically, Luke was originally going to be a women.
     
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    filming in Wadi Rum.. Neimoidians.. Daisy Ridley on location.

    has nobody put this together yet? the answer is staring us in the face ;)
     
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    Rey is snokes son?
     
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    lol doubtful :p

    i'll give you a clue... there won't be any Neimoidians in the edited version of the movie. the Neimoidian cut-outs are mis-direction ;)
     
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    These cut outs are probably used for height reference. Some friends and I once used a Stormtrooper cut out for the same reason. xD
     
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    exactly that.. they may have been using those height markers for 20 years in all sorts of movies.

    or.. JJ is double bluffing us and he's concealing Neimoidians being in the movie by using Neimoidian markers knowing that we'd never suspect it! :D
     
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    i hope it's Jakku, but i also hope we don't spend too much time in the desert ~ ha! : D
    also, i agree with @Maximus and @NinjaRen: the cutouts are just there for convenience and to mess with the fans.
     
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    Mother.
     
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    Not mother.
     
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    Rey was frozen in carbonite.
     
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    I'm leaning towards this being Jedha. Primarily because the same location in Jordan was used to depict exterior scenes for Rogue One - A Star Wars Story
     
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