Friday, 24 November, 2017

Star Wars' Millennium Falcon parked near golf course in England

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Theresa Hayes | 10 November, 2017, 05:25

The location of the falcon was not revealed to the public - until one eagle-eyed fan spotted it on Google Earth. Now that filming for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi has wrapped, and part of the filming took place in Longcross Studios in Surrey, it looks like the production team made a decision to hide the ship outdoors until filming begins for Episode IX. But film bosses moved it off site and hid it with plastic sheets and freight containers.

It is unknown whether the vehicle is being "parked" on the edge of the studios for use in the next film or whether the spaceship will even survive the plot of the upcoming movie. It is, however, still visible in an undated Google Maps photo.

In the last Star Wars instalment, it was left in Rey's control, with her and Chewbacca flying it to an unknown planet on their search for Luke Skywalker.

Kennedy had told The Star Wars Show: 'We're sitting down now, we're talking about the next 10 years of Star Wars stories and we're looking at narratively where that might go'.

It was spotted on Google Earth by Star War fans who are eagerly anticipating the launch of the latest episode in this long running franchise.

The Last Jedi opens in cinemas on December 15, and we've already booked our tickets.