Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed back at San Diego Comic Con that filming for the first Star Wars Anthology film Rogue One would begin in a few weeks. Now, we can assume we're only days away from the beginning of principal photography on the film, and some new photos have emerged that may just confirm it. The good folks at Star Wars 7 News have pointed us to some pictures shared by Trevor Monk. He recently tweeted some photos of the "sheds", as they're called, at the former Royal Air Force base in Cardington, Bedfordshire in England. The massive hangers have a long history with Britain's infamous airships in the early 20th century. Later, it would come to be used as a soundstage for several films including The Dark Knight trilogy, Harry Potter and another film(we'll get to that later).
Trevor Monk has posted many photos, and even video, of construction taking place at Shed 2, which he believes is for Rogue One. Check out some of them below and keep scrolling to read about the Sheds' history with the Star Wars saga and what iconic location they might be constructing. Some minor SPOILERS may be included:
It is a lesser know fact at least one scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was filmed here. The wide shot of Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca and other standing in front of the Massassi Temple just after the arrive on Yavin IV was shot here, and later overlaid with matte paintings, as you can see from the photos below:
All we know Rogue One is that it will center on a group of Rebel soldiers and their mission to steal the Death Star plans. From that we can assume this film takes place before, if not immediately prior to A New Hope. So what does all this mean? Well, it certainly looks like Rogue One will be visiting Yavin IV. Of course this is all speculation at the moment, but I think the evidence above speaks for itself.
Be sure to visit Trevor Monk's Facebook and Twitter pages for more photos of the set!
Starring Felicity Jones and directed by Gareth Edwards, Star Wars: Rogue One opens in theaters December 16th, 2016!
Source: Trevor Monk(Facebook, Twitter)
Via: Star Wars 7 News
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