We decided to focus on another aspect of the Star Wars franchise that we love — the far flung locales that the movies have always embraced to create their expansive galaxy far, far away. We did a little digging and watched the teaser (about 20 times) to deduce some of the places this one was filmed.
Of course on a film this effects heavy a lot of the filming was carried out on the legendary Pinewood Studios in London. We did notice three big locations around our world that are worth a trip anytime. And you might want to go sooner rather than later. After Skellig Michael was pinpointed as the location of final scene in The Force Awakens the place flooded with tourists.
Of course this is 100 percent speculative based on the teaser, IMDb, and spoiler sites around the web. Also, if you don’t want any spoilers, proceed with caution as there are set pictures from locations below.
County Kerry, Ireland
Skellig Michael and Ceann Sibeal are solidly confirmed as locations in Ireland. The first is exactly where The Force Awakens left off and the second seems to be an extension of that. There have been set photos posted online of a temple grounds where Luke trains Rey. There’s also rumors of filming having taken place around Brow Head in County Cork, but it’s hard to say for sure right now.
The land made famous (in the US anyway) by Game of Thrones has also been confirmed as a major shooting location. The ancient seaside city with its forts, ports, and cobbled lanes sounds like a nice twist on the monochrome of space. There have been serval leaks here too of facades and streets being fitted with that oh-so-familiar Star Wars aesthetic.
Mexico or Utah
It’s been heavily rumored that Mexico is in the mix with reports saying both Oscar Isaac and John Boyega were filming there (and possibly Benicio del Toro). Given those characters are kinda associated with battles, this could be where the big desert battle takes place from the teaser…maybe. That location could be the Bonneville Salt Flats as well. We shall see.