Today it was announced by U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne that the first Star Wars stand-alone film will also be filming in the U.K. next year at Pinewood studios, just like Episode VII currently is right now. This comes from a report over at Bloomberg, which says the following about the first stand-alone film shooting in the U.K.
The new stand-alone Star Wars movie, to be directed by Gareth Edwards and written by Gary Whitta, will be filmed at the Pinewood Studios, near London, according to an e-mailed statement from the Treasury. Star Wars: Episode VII is being filmed in the U.K.
“This will mean more jobs and more investment,” Osborne said. “I have been determined that we back our brilliant creative industries which is why we have invested in skills and training as well as providing tax relief for films, high-end TV, animation, video games and regional theater.”
In addition to this news, George Osborne recently sent out this tweet with a new photo from the set of Episode VII, where he is with Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and R2-D2!
With #StarWars director J.J Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathy Kennedy, talking to a key cast member.. pic.twitter.com/12sRtBbf8E
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) June 10, 2014