Han Solo Movie Confirmed to be Filming on Spanish Island of Fuerteventura!

Back in January we told you about a report posted on a trusted Spanish site that the Han Solo spin-off movie will potentially be filmed on the Spanish island of Fuerteventerua. Now the local Film Commission, a public and non-profit organization that helps any filming on the island, has officially confirmed that Disney has all the permits to shoot the next Star Wars film about the adventures of young Han Solo there.


The confirmation was uncovered by the Spanish site supervivientesdeendor.es.


The filming is expected to take place in the coming months in the south regions of the island. A representative of the Fuerteventura Film Commission said:

“During the last months we have been working with representatives of Surf Film and Disney to finalize the locations, to prepare a work schedule for the filming. All the pertinent reports to authorize this shoot have been issued.
This shoot consolidates the destination Fuerteventura as a natural film set in the world and will help promote the island internationally. We have turned to insular and municipal labor markets for producers to select workers. “


As Supervivientesdeendor states, although there is no word in the statement that the movie is Han Solo, the EFE Agency has been able to confirm by sources involved in the operation that it is a production of Star Wars.



The island is famous not only with its beautiful beaches, but also with the alien looking mountains. They surely match with the western feel of the movie, as Kathleen Kennedy described the production.



Source: supervivientesdeendor.es



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44 thoughts on “Han Solo Movie Confirmed to be Filming on Spanish Island of Fuerteventura!

  • March 4, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Will Corellia ever make it to the silver screen?

    • March 4, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      I hope

    • March 4, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      probably in this movie.

      It was my favorite planet in the old ‘star wars galaxies’ mmo.

    • March 5, 2017 at 8:50 am

      If they put Corellia in, we better see mother f-ckin’ Bothan’s, too.

  • March 4, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    So tired of Star Wars deserts. You can have a western feel without the dusty barren landscapes.

    • March 4, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Or a rock planet, or something else new.

    • March 4, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      gonna laugh if tatooine shows up again.

      • March 4, 2017 at 9:48 pm

        If a success and they decide to do more I wouldn’t mind, but to soon at the moment.

      • March 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

        I think that’s a safe bet, considering the inevitable Jabba connection. A twist would be to finally find out what happened to Jabba’s son, Rotta.

    • March 4, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Or it will be ano exotic CG landscape and you guys will then be complaining about it looking too CG

      • March 5, 2017 at 12:27 am

        That is you channeling on other people. I have nothing against CGI landscapes and would massively prefer that to another safe dust bowl planet.

        • March 5, 2017 at 8:57 am

          But for every one of you, there are several of them. But every planet cannot be a bursting metropolis either. Have any ideas for new exotic planets. Please list.

          • March 5, 2017 at 3:51 pm

            Did I say every planet has to be a bursting metropolis? You are being triggered by things no one said lol.

    • March 5, 2017 at 12:11 am

      Who said anything about deserts? Fuerteventura is much more of a coastal mountainous terrain than a desert.

    • March 5, 2017 at 5:22 am

      Nahhh, this is about the name of the island.
      They are teasing us…
      It could be translated as “Strong Adventure” “Big Fortune”…

  • March 5, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Oh great, another desert planet. How original…
    Soo TESB is the only Star Wars movie without desert planets.

    • March 5, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Deserts don’t usually have coastlines.

      • March 5, 2017 at 12:09 am

        Oh great another tropical planet …

        • March 5, 2017 at 1:03 am

          coastal does not necessarily mean tropical

      • March 5, 2017 at 4:26 am

        They can have. Egypt is a desert and it has coastline.

    • March 5, 2017 at 2:41 am

      Great, another comment jumping to conclusions!

    • March 5, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Given that Star Wars planets are pretty much established to be single environments (Tatooine and Jakku are deserts, Endor is forest, Coruscant is an urban area, Felucia is non-sense and so on…), I really don’t have a problem with another desert – literally thousands of movies are shot in New York, often times in the same places, and it doesn’t make those movies any less (or more) “original”.
      (Also, the “original/unoriginal” complaint is totally void, when applied to SW – since, even in 1977, SW wasn’t “original”, but this is something most people don’t understand).

  • March 5, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Spent a week here over the New Years holiday. The island has more of a mars feel to it than a desert one.

    • March 5, 2017 at 4:25 am

      Mars is a desert.

      • March 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

        But I’d does have more of an alien feel to it. I think it will definetely be different to what we’ve seen before.

      • March 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        Actually, Antarctica is considered a desert as well and is clasified as such because of the lack of precipitation.

        • March 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm

          Yep. Antarctica is one of the driest places in the world. Nothing can grow there.

  • March 5, 2017 at 5:20 am

    This is a code new tip clue from the name of the island.
    Translated means “Strong Adventure”.

  • March 5, 2017 at 5:48 am

    I vote for a Pizza Planet. To infinity and Beyond.

    • March 5, 2017 at 10:04 am


    • March 6, 2017 at 12:31 am

      Buzz Lightyear is the real Chosen One.

  • March 5, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I hope they’ll finally give us some new Felucia-like planets on-screen soon.

  • March 6, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Do you guys think the movie will tie Han into the trilogy films even more? For instance in this film maybe Han retrieved the legendary sacred force macguffin and its some how used to stop the Darkside in Episode 9? It will it completely be a standalone story from his past?

  • March 7, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Another desert? How exciting!

  • March 7, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Kessel Run
    Meeting Chewie
    Han & Lando

    All that matters.

  • March 7, 2017 at 4:25 am

    I’d like to see them film in countries that have never had major films filmed in them though that will likely never happen due to the fact that said nations probably wouldn’t have much of a film industry and be in the most dangerous spots of the world.

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