The new Star Wars movie being filmed near Iowa or California with a large number of extras needed is fake news. There is no truth to a series of reports circulating social media that suggested that the new Star Wars film is being shot in Iowa or California and seeking extras. The template reads:
[TOWN], [State] – Reports out of Hollywood this morning are confirming that a portion of the next Star Wars movie will be filmed near [Town], [State]. The undisclosed location near [Town] will represent a previously unknown planet in the Star Wars universe.
No details were released as to exactly when production would take place in the [Town] area but they stated that it should begin no later than next spring. A casting call for extras will be announced well before that time period, however. Local fans of the film series were understandably excited about the news and especially excited about the prospect of becoming an extra in the film after producers made this short statement released to the press earlier today:
“We think that [Town] is a great place to find the hundreds of extras for our alien population and we’re very excited about filming here.”
Let us know what you think about this exciting news in the comments section below.
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax Alert. That site reported that the fake news recently has been attributed to Defiance, Iowa but also Vista, California or Waterloo, Iowa.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Where is Defiance, Ohio? https://t.co/b3NmKHdnvv
— Rebecca Davey-Vivalo (@rdavey321) October 31, 2017
— Still Cool Right? (@stillcoolright) November 1, 2017
Steven Frisina here’s your chance https://t.co/nNFXxxzG02
— Chris Campbell (@campbellchrisl) November 1, 2017
Oregon peeps! 501st!! Cloud Garrison! https://t.co/LNXNrQvGE7
— Dresslikeapirate.com (@Dresslikeapirat) October 31, 2017
Well this is unexpected!https://t.co/NS4qPBr02b
— Nikki Collister (@ncollister) October 28, 2017
*salad flying into the air* ZOMG!!! https://t.co/DzRbjttj56
— Matthew Neuls (@iType2Tweet) October 23, 2017
Weeks away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, six months from the debut of Solo: A Star Wars Story, and production on Star Wars: Episode IX is set to begin next summer, where will the franchise be headed after the already-announced feature films?
Speaking on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke about how the Star Wars Story Group is shaping the next decade worth of stories in the series.
“We’re sitting down now, we’re talking about the next ten years of Star Wars stories and we’re looking at narratively where that might go; future stories beyond Episode 9, with these new characters, Rey, Poe, Finn, BB-8, but we’re also looking at working with people that are interested in coming into the Star Wars world and taking us to places that we haven’t been yet, and that’s exciting too because it’s a vast galaxy far, far away… The possibilities are endless.”
What did you think of the fake news about Star Wars being filmed in various towns with large number of extras? Did you believe the fake news or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.
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