announced Friday that the next Star Wars
movie will be filmed in the U.K. All six previous Star Wars
movies have filmed in the U.K., including Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood Studios
. "We've devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars
as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I'm thrilled that returning to the U.K. for production and utilizing the incredible talent there can be a part of that," said Kathleen Kennedy
, president of Lucasfilm
, in a statement. "Speaking from my own longstanding connection to the U.