Casting to start for Star Wars movie in Eastern Quarry next to Bluewater
Mark Hamill as Luke
Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han
Solo in the original Star Wars from the 'seventies
A website offering casting opportunities for the latest Star
Wars film has said Bluewater WILL be used for the latest Star Wars
The site, Disney Film Casting,
states: "Filming will begin with battle scenes being shot in a
quarry overlooking the sprawling Bluewater complex not far from
“Filming will also take place in various locations in Los
Angeles and other areas."
It adds: "Although shooting will commence in the summer, studio
level casting is now underway with Harrison Ford being the first
actor officially on board."
Eastern Quarry and
Greenhithe, near where the next movie could be shot
Filming had originally been denied by the Kent Film Office
when it was first suggested that Eastern
Quarry would be used for Episode VII back in January.
A spokesman said: “We’d love it to be true, but unfortunately we
have heard absolutely nothing from the producers of the film.”
Disney, which bought Lucasfilm last year, also denied the
rumours, saying Star Wars would be filmed in a galaxy far, far away
The film, the seventh in the franchise, is set to be released in
2015 and will be directed by JJ Abrams, who recently handled the
reins of the latest Star Trek movie.
Han Solo actor Harrison Ford also confirmed he would portray the
maverick smuggler 30 years after his last appearance in Return of
the Jedi in 1983.
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