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Rumor Disney Signed a 3 Year Deal to Shoot Star Wars in New Mexico.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Randwulf Crescentmoon, Nov 11, 2013.

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  1. Randwulf Crescentmoon

    Randwulf Crescentmoon Jedi Master star 4

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  2. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    I suppose the most obvious one right off the bat would be Tatooine.
     
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  3. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Interesting. Yes, Tatooine is the first thing that obviously comes to mind, but it can be some other similarly flavored planet.
    A quick google search and I'll share some interesting environments if I find em :p
     
  4. Darth PJ

    Darth PJ Force Ghost star 5

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    New Mexico is a great place, but seems a tad unimaginative. I neither want to see Tatooine or another desert type planet in a Star Wars film.
     
  5. Gallandro

    Gallandro Force Ghost star 4

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    Yeah, that would be my guess as well if this story is true. It's dirt cheap to shoot in New Mexico, North Carolina and South Carolina right now. Good business decision.
     
  6. Darth PJ

    Darth PJ Force Ghost star 5

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    Brushland springs to mind if they wanted to doing something less obvious than desert... but they'd have to be careful that it doesn't look too much like Bonanza or Little House on the Prairie. ;)
     
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  7. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    I'd like to see Korriban. Anyone familiar with New Mexico who can think of any particular area that would fit the bill?
     
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  8. Darth Claire

    Darth Claire Force Ghost star 5

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    Breaking Bad crossover confirmed
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  9. JediGirl_Angelina

    JediGirl_Angelina Jedi Master star 3

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    Interesting that this rumor pops up again.
     
  10. Darth PJ

    Darth PJ Force Ghost star 5

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    I'd love to see something like Korriban, but the problem is (for me anyhow) New Mexico's geography is already quite iconic and recognisable.
     
  11. The Hellhammer

    The Hellhammer Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, here we go.
    First off, here's White Sands, New Mexico.
    While it certainly is a desert, it has a distinctly different flavor from the Tunisian Tatooine one.

    WARNING: Spoiler tags are VERY Image heavy.

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    There are, of course, tons of stuff that look pretty much like Tatooine or maybe even Geonosis. Dare I say Korriban?
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    And then there's stuff that can be anywhere in between. New environment, perhaps.
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    That's about it, for the interesting stuff I could find in a quick search. Being from another part of the world, I'm obviously no expert, but hopefully this'll be helpful to other folks outside of US :p
     
  12. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    To be honest, I don't have any real appreciation for how the area looks today.

    My mental image is still of the New Mexico territory, c. the Lincoln County War. :D

    edit: I was ninja'd with Hellhammer's great images.
     
  13. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks The Hellhammer. Those are some beautiful imagery. I actually hope it's not Tatooine or any planet we've seen so they can really go out and use any environment they want. The images in the last one are probably my favorite and I can definitely see it as a location for an interesting new planet.
     
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  14. HanSolo29

    HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My thoughts exactly. I thought they had debunked this a while ago and now, here it is, rearing its head again. Interesting.
     
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  15. JediGirl_Angelina

    JediGirl_Angelina Jedi Master star 3

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    If they'd want to create a naturally unique enviroment, they should go filming in Socotra, Yemen, which is said to be one of the most alien looking place on Earth.

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  16. Randwulf Crescentmoon

    Randwulf Crescentmoon Jedi Master star 4

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    Tatooine was the first planet to come to my mind also, when I read the New Mexico rumor.

    The photos that were provided in the links though, show more of a dust bowl environment in contrast with the sandy desert enviro. of Tatooine though, so I'm not so sure. It almost has a boondocks feel to it, but it could just as well be Tatooine 30-40 years after ROTJ. *shrugs*

    Darth PJ mentioned Korriban, and from what was shown in KOTOR, the enviro. is somewhat reminiscent of that dusty locale too. Personally, for me Korriban is a place that I've always wanted the movies to explore, so it'd be great if the setting has something to do with that, and from what I've read a lot of fans would like to see a more in-depth look at Sith training...so yeah, Korriban would fit rather nicely in the new saga imo.
     
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  17. SHARKY_CHOMPCHOMP

    SHARKY_CHOMPCHOMP Jedi Master star 1

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    I go on road trips almost every summer...Been all over New Mexico plenty.
    Although its true that most of that State is desert New Mexico possesses very unique rock environments...
    I can't believe how many times ive seen certain parts of that area in recent movies...Lone Ranger is one...and i do believe transformers.
    Look up shiprock for an example...New Mexico can be used in MANY ways It can be pulled off to look like (Although simular) another planet besides Tatooine.
     
  18. Grand_Moff_Jawa

    Grand_Moff_Jawa Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Let's not forget Yuma, Arizona. ROTJ was filmed there.
     
  19. SkywalkerSquadron

    SkywalkerSquadron Jedi Knight star 4

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    Tatooine is the most obvious one that comes to mind for me. The only other desert planet in the films I can think of is Geonosis. But, a lot of New Mexico is not desert, there are some places with lots of trees/water/grasslands, so you never know. If they do shoot in New Mexico, Korriban might be an interesting place to see. It'd be cool to explore the background of the Sith. That's not the only desert planet in the EU, but it sounds like one of the more interesting ones to me.
     
  20. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    Wasn't there some kind of grassland planet in the Clone Wars microseries that was reminiscent of some of these locations?
     
  21. David_Skywalker01

    David_Skywalker01 Jedi Master star 3

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    I am just happy they are doing location shoots.
     
  22. Mystery Roach

    Mystery Roach Force Ghost star 4

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    There are plenty of cool places on Earth that they could shoot for Star Wars, but I think the point of shooting in New Mexico would be because J.J. only wants to do location shooting in the U.S.
     
  23. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    We will spend months reading speculations and guesses about all of these arid, desolate locations in New Mexico only to find that they signed an agreement to shoot there because they liked a particular warehouse interior...
     
  24. Corax78

    Corax78 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Pay very close attention to the Clone Wars bonus content for some hints on what filming in New Mexico could be used for.
     
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  25. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Master star 4

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    Neat. I suppose that if they use the NM environments they could be CG-enhanced.

    Such as?
     
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