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'Star Wars' set to film in Abu Dhabi; Maisie Richardson Sellers to join cast

"Star War: Episode VIII" has been scheduled to film in Abu Dhabi
"Star War: Episode VIII" has been scheduled to film in Abu Dhabi

Fanboys around the world are eagerly awaiting the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII”. Not surprisingly, every tidbit of information that leaks about the movie is being eagerly consumed by these ravenous fans. Well, the latest round of “Star Wars: Episode VII” leaks has titillated the internet. According to an April 10 story by The Hollywood Reporter, production is slated to film in Abu Dhabi.

Interestingly, it seems that the production crew will be spending a considerable amount of time in the Arab city-state. Sources close to the production team are stating that the crew will be filming in Abu Dhabi for at least four weeks. This suggests that Tatooine could play a major part in the latest installment of the “Star Wars” franchise.

It is not surprising that the production team will be paying special to recreating Tatooine. The hostile desert planet has appeared in almost every installment of the franchise. The lone exception was “The Empire Strikes Back”.

In addition to the news about Abu Dhabi, fans were treated to another leak about the highly anticipated movie. An April 10 report by Entertainment Weekly reveals that Maisie Richardson Sellers may be cast for a key role in “Star Wars: Episode VII”. However, exact details about her role are not known. Yet, this has not stop widespread speculation about her part.

The latest leaks about the new “Star Wars” movie are sure to excite millions of fans around the world. However, J.J. Abrams is known for his ability to keep details about his projects secret, and there is always the possibility that these are red herrings that were purposely released to the media.

“Star Wars: Episode VII” is sure to be a major force at the box office. Does the latest news about the movie make you more or less excited about its release? Does the fact that the film is being produced by Disney make you concerned about the quality of the film?

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