'Star Wars' spinoff to be filmed in UK, confirms Brit politician

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - 4:38pm IST | Agency: ANI

During a set visit to JJ Abram's 'Star Wars: Episode VII' at London's Pinewood Studios, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, revealed that the recently announced Star Wars spinoff will also be shot in the UK.

The government minister tweeted: "On set of Episode VII tonight, can announce another #StarWars film will be made in UK. A #LongTermEconomicPlan in a galaxy far far away."

The new film will commence shooting in 2015, also at Pinewood, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Lucasfilm and Disney's decision to shoot the Star Wars standalone movie in the UK is testament to the incredible talent in Britain, he added.

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