From:The Straits Timesposted on 17 May at 6:11 PM
17 May at 6:11 PM

Star Wars' exotic filming locations

Bad Robot, the company of director J.J. Abrams, teased fans by tweeting a photo showing first day of filming of Star Wars: Episode VII, with sand on the clapperboard suggesting that they might be filming a desert scene.

Sources say that the set is at Abu Dhabi, while others believe that it might be London’s Pinewood Studios.

The Star Wars movies are known for their exotic filming locations, so it's anyone's guess where the cast and crew might be right now. Here's a list of the filming locations of the previous Star Wars movies:

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, Thailand
Guilin, China
Mount Etna, Italy
Grindelwald, Switzerland
Elstree Studios, UK
Shepperton Studios, UK
Fox Studios, Australia

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)

Palace of Caserta, Italy
Plaza de España in Seville, Spain
Villa del Balbianello, Italy
Elstree Studios, UK
Ealing Studios, UK
Fox Studios, Australia

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Ksar Hadada, Ghoumrassen Tunisia
Ksar Ouled Soltane, Tunisia
Onk Jemal, Tozeur, Tunisia
Palace of Caserta, Italy
Whippendell Woods, Cassiobury Park, UK
Leavesden Studios, UK

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Yuma, Arizona, US
Twenty-Mule Team Canyon, Death Valley, California, US
Buttercup Valley, California, US
Crescent City, California, US
Marin County, California, US
Redwood National Park, Crescent City, California, US
Smith River, California, US
Elstree Studios, UK

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Hardangerjøkulen Glacier, Norway
Elstree Studios,UK

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Durango, Mexico
Ajim, Jerba, Tunisia
Chott el Djerid, Nefta, Tunisia
Matmata, Tunisia
Sidi Bouhlel, Tozeur, Tunisia
Sidi Driss Hotel, Matmata, Tunisia
La Grande Dune, near Nefta, Tunisia
Death Valley National Park, California, US
Yuma, Arizona, US
Elstree Studios, UK
Shepperton Studios, UK

Source:, IMDB

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