STAR WARS Will Return to London’s Pinewood Studios for First Spin-Off Movie

     November 10, 2014

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens recently wrapped filming, but the saga will continue to film at London’s Pinewood Studios.  THR reports that the first Star Wars spin-off, which will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards, is set to shoot at the prestigious studio in 2015.  At the annual CBI conference in London, Pinewood Shepperton CEO Ivan Dunleavy announced, “The seventh Star Wars movie just finished shooting at Pinewood. And I’m delighted to be able to tell you that a new Star Wars movie is already booked in,” and although he didn’t specify which one, THR says it will be the first spin-off, which is due in theaters on December 16, 2016.

Pinewood has a strong relationship with Disney, and also plays host to Marvel movies on a regular basis. They recently housed Avengers: Age of Ultron and currently have Ant-Man at their new Atlanta studio.  But Pinewood goes back to a galaxy far, far away, they will give studio space to Sony/MGM’s James Bond 24, a franchise so engrained in Pinewood’s history that there’s been a 007 stage since 1976.

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