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'Star Wars 7' rumor seems to indicate Hoth as a possible film location

Stormtrooper cosplayer representing 'Star Wars'
Photo by Tony Smejek

According to Cinema Blend on March 24, rumors suggest that a portion of the J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars 7" film could take place on the ice planet of Hoth. An Icelandic news website seems to have given a film location within its own country.

For those aren't familiar with the scene, it took place in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back". The rebellion had taken up fortifications on Hoth and some fans may have remembered the famous colossal AT-AT Walkers that Luke Skywalker and his fellow pilots had to contend with.

Though, there may be just the slightest possibility of such a film location, it doesn't seem likely. Considering Abrams is shooting in May and at this time of year there's hardly any kind of snow covered hills and drifts that would deem it appropriate to film a Hoth location. Chances are there could just be some shots serving as scenery inspiration. It wouldn't be surprising that Abrams could just be redirecting the rumor to throw fans off the scent of his real location.

Since the director tends to keep a lot of things about "Star Wars: Episode VII" top secret, what isn't a secret is the fact that the film will take place 30 years after "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi".