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FEEL THE FORCE Star Wars Filming on Fuerteventura

Monday March 6, 2017

FEEL THE FORCE Star Wars Filming on Fuerteventura

The latest instalment in the block busting Star Wars film franchise is set to be filmed on the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura.

The Fuerteventura Film Commission has been in discussion with Disney to finalise locations and shooting is expected to start in south of the island in the coming months.

After the success of spin off Rogue One, the latest episode in the Star Wars saga focuses on the early life of Han Solo, who was originally played by Harrison Ford. The cast includes Woody Harrelson and Thandie Newton, with Alden Ehrenreich taking the lead role as the young Han Solo. The finished film has a scheduled release date of May 2018.

The Canary Islands have become a popular location for film makers from around the world in recent years thanks to the generous tax breaks offered by local government to encourage such productions.

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