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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Heading to Abu Dhabi for Tatooine Scenes!

The highly anticipated movie Star Wars: Episode VII will reportedly be heading to Abu Dhabi to recreate the famous planet Tatooine in the desert setting, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tatooine was featured in all of the six previous Star Wars movies except for The Empire Stikes Back. It was the home to Anakin and Luke Skywalker, and also the headquarters of Jabba the Hutt.

Sources say that the Star Wars production will be heading to Adu Dhabi, which is part of the United Arab Emirates, beginning in mid-May for a four-week shoot. A majority of the film will be shooting at Pinewood Studio in England.

Who is Maisie Richardson-Sellers? Meet the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Frontrunner!

Casting is almost complete for the highly anticipated movie Star Wars: Episode VII and now newcomer Maisie Richardson-Sellers is being rumored for the female lead, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Maisie is a British student at Oxford University who has acted in several stage plays and one short film. It is being speculated that she could be up for the role of “a young black or mixed-race woman who may be a descendent of Jedi Knight Ben Kenobi.”

It is expected that unknown actors will be filling many of the main roles, as director JJ Abrams has done with many of his films in the past.

While she is being speculated for a role, sources say that Maisie has not yet been officially offered anything yet.

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Peter Mayhew Returning as Chewbacca in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'!

Peter Mayhew will be reprising his role as the beloved character Chewbacca in the highly anticipated film Star Wars: Episode VII, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fans have been speculating that the 69-year-old actor would be in the movie as he canceled an appearance at the Comicpalooza convention in Texas “due to filming.” The convention takes place from May 23 to 26, which would coincide with filming of the new flick.

Peter has mainly built his career on playing the lovable Wookiee, though he has also appeared in the horror film Terror and has done some voice work as well.

It has been rumored that Adam Driver will be playing a villain in Star Wars: Episode VII and that original stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher are going to reprise their roles, though nothing has been confirmed yet.

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Begin Production in May, Takes Place 30 Years After 'Return of the Jedi'

The highly anticipated new Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VII, is set to begin filming this coming May, THR reports.

“There will be some very familiar faces along with a trio of new young leads,” Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger said at the company’s shareholders conference earlier today. He also revealed that the plot would take place 30 years after the events of 1983′s Return of the Jedi.

The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams and is set for release on December 18, 2015.

Not much is known about casting. Adam Driver struck a deal to play a Darth Vader type role, and many are in contention to star in the male leading roles. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is even in talks to star as a female lead!

Lupita Nyong'o Takes Meeting for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Female Lead?

Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming flick Star Wars Episode VII!

“We’re not allowed to talk about that,” the 31-year-old actress’ rep recently shared to Latino Review about the cast rumor.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita reportedly met with Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams a few weeks ago, right before she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Oscars.

In case you missed it, have a look at some actors who are in contention for the lead male role in the highly anticipated film.

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Meet the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Male Lead Hopefuls & Vote for Your Favorite!

Casting for the male lead in the highly anticipated film Star Wars: Episode VII is underway and now there are five actors at the top of director J.J. Abrams‘ list, according to Variety.

Meet the five guys below (in order of the photos above):

  • Ed Speelers, 25, is best known for his work on Downton Abbey, which he joined in the third season as the first footman Jimmy Kent. He hails from England and got his career start by playing the title role in the movie Eragon.
  • John Boyega, 21, is a British actor whose first film role in the movie Attack the Block earned him several awards, including the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
  • Jesse Plemons, 25, is probably the most recognizable to American audiences for playing Todd Alquist in the final season of Breaking Bad. He was also seen in the full series run of Friday Night Lights as Landry Clarke.
  • Matthew James Thomas, 26, is a British actor who has been making a big splash on the theater scene for his Tony-nominated work in Pippin and being the alternate for the title role in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.
  • Ray Fisher, 26, is another theater actor who most recently played the role of boxer Muhammad Ali in the workshop of a play based on the athlete’s life.

It was recently announced that Girls actor Adam Driver is nearing a deal to play a Darth Vader-esque villain in the movie. Many actors from the original film trilogy are also rumored to return.

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Girls' Adam Driver Near Deal to Play Darth Vader-Esque Villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'!

Adam Driver is reportedly nearing a deal to play the villain in the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, Variety reports.

Not much details are known, but it has been reported that the 30-year-old actor will play a villain in the vein of the iconic “Star Wars” Darth Vader character.

Adam is the first bit of casting news to be announced for the upcoming movies. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill, original Star Wars players, are rumored to be returning.

Star Wars: Episode VII, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams, is set to hit theaters on December 18, 2015.

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