It looks like J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII is going back to where it all began. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s production is set to rebuild Tatooine, the home planet of Luke Skywalker, for the upcoming return to the franchise. Tatooine is the first planet visited in the original Star Wars, and it has since become a mainstay of the series, including all three prequels.
The site doesn’t specify where the filming will take place, but it does state that the production is looking to make it a “Morocco-like environment.” It seems as if Abrams’ Star Wars is going to be much more entrenched in the originals than anyone could have predicted. With most of the original cast coming back and classic locations being revisited, Episode VII could be the love letter that spurned fans are craving. Or it could be another train wreck in a galaxy far, far away.
We’ll find out when the movie hits theaters on December 18, 2015.