First Photo from the Star Wars: Han Solo Set at Fuerteventura!

Our friends at PrensaImperial alerted us about a very cool photo posted by a local news site from the set of the Han Solo spin off film currently being prepped for filming at Fuerteventura, Spain.



Spoilers Ahead!



Up until now we’ve seen several casual photos of the terrain where the movie will be shot, but this is the first photo that has some real set pieces. Check it out (click the image for bigger version):



You can clearly see a big building, some ships and other equipment scattered around. One can’t help but think of Tatooine while looking at the image. But don’t forget that at some point we were all convinced that Jakku was Tatooine as well during the filming of The Force Awakens. Still, seeing Tatooine in the movie makes sense, since this was the planet where we first met Han Solo with his co-pilot Chewbacca. Han also has a working history with Jabba whose palace resides on the desert world.


What do you think? Is that Tatooine? Share your thoughts below.


Filming will take place between the last weeks of May and the first of June.


Source: PrensaImperial



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56 thoughts on “First Photo from the Star Wars: Han Solo Set at Fuerteventura!

  • May 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I know it’s a building but it looks just like a 1950’s flying saucer.
    Oh yeah … Tatooine 🙂

    • May 9, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Hondo Ohnaka confirmed !! :p :p

  • May 9, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Wasn’t it supposed to be Corellia? If it’s not either Jakku or Tatooine it’ll be too similar to both. They better include a strong western vibe for me to overlook this fact. Also, apparently on these days they’re shooting in italy at the three peaks location, but no fans made it to the place because there are road blocs… some news material

    • May 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      There’s a desert in Star Wars! Star Wars is ruined! Childhood is ruined!

      • May 10, 2017 at 12:41 am

        dude, I know deserts are a star wars thing, but we’re talking about selling the 3rd planet that has THE EXACT SAME LOOK. TCW managed to come up with 10-15 planets that each have their distinctive look. They should just do the same on film.

        • May 10, 2017 at 12:57 am

          It turns out that fully-CGI planets usually look awful in live-action films. It’s best to use mostly real backdrops, unless you’re doing an urban setting or something else that makes it easy to hide CGI. The choice of climate for a particular planet should be concern number 1,452 for anyone that wants to enjoy a movie. Dialogue, set pieces, story, etc. are all way more important.

          • May 10, 2017 at 5:32 am

            How did Ego’s planet look in GotG v2 to you? Was it too CG looking?

          • May 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm

            CGI backdrop being bad was true in 2002. We’re in 2017 now. I’m not saying that they must do fully CG planets, but they should do more creative ones. I dunno, change the sky colour, get some new concepts that you can implement to your live action location, as they did in Interstellar or The Martian. But no, instead, every single planet has to follow the OT aestetic. But the PT exists, and it came up with tons of new planet concepts, and you cannot deny that. CGI wasn’t the primary problem in Episode III (though it was a serious issue in II and I), and we got just a glimpse to some very new planets. Lastly, I’d like to point out why the OT has those planets: because with the technology of the time they could afford realistically only planets with realistic environments. But Yavin 4 has a giant planet on its skyline. Such a thing was never implemented in any other planet concept. Why not?

            While you say there are more important things, I’d like to remind that Star Wars is a visual medium, e.g. the photography and figurative look should be considered aswell. Now, if you make 10 films, 6 of whoch have a desert planet being featured, there’s no creativity in that. We even have the technology to make flawless new planets. I’d like to point out that the reappearance of Tatooine in Jedi was already considered an issue by some viewers back in 1983.

  • May 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    You don’t go to an island to film Tatooine. They are shooting on the coastline.

    • May 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      In a previous article we reported they are using several locations on the island, some of which would appear as though it was near no water at all. If you see shots from the location of Toshi Station from A New Hope, you’ll see it was actually surrounded by a lot of water. So it is still entirely possible they are shooting for Tatooine there, and possibly other locations in the film, to ease budget expenses and time without sparing quality. Thanks for reading!

      • May 10, 2017 at 1:32 am

        And yet they are not in Tunisia or Abu Dhabi, were they have a history of filming desert planets. They go to parts of a Spanish island with spectacular coastline views. That makes very little sense.

        • May 10, 2017 at 6:05 pm

          right now going to middle east, even if abu dhabi, is not a very secure thing. Tunisia had a revolution not long ago.

      • May 10, 2017 at 3:17 am

        “But I was going into Toshi Station to film the Han Solo movie!”

        Wait, I mean Fuerteventura.

    • May 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      So there are no bodies of water on Tatooine? If that were true then no life would be able to live there. Think about it.

      • May 11, 2017 at 12:54 am

        That’s what all the moisture farms are for. Their technology keeps life on that planet.

        It’s sci fi, there are plenty of worlds that shouldn’t support life that do. I mean look at Mustafar, somehow that planet supported a native life form despite being covered in lava pole to pole… Realistically it would have been a toxic fume riddled wasteland that would’ve had a surface temperature FAR too hot for any substantial life.

  • May 9, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I expect to see Tatooine in this film, you don’t show the origins of a hustler like Han without dabbling with the Huts on Tatooine. It would be like watching John Wick without going to the Continental. But I think Crixxxx makes a point, you don’t go to an island to film Tatooine.

  • May 9, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I hope this is Tatooine and not another Jakku thing.

  • May 9, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Looking forward to this. I view the anthology stories as fan-service, but of a high quality after Rogue One. I hope we will see Tatooine, and sadly its not like filming in Tunisia is really on the cards.

  • May 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    If its another desert planet that isn’t Tatooine I will be disappointed. Jakku is what Force Awakens is at times, a carbon copy of something else(still love the movie though). Jedha was again, another desert type planet. I’m cool with keeping things familiar, but they don’t need copies of Tatooine to achieve that.

  • May 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Desert planet. Yawn.

    Seriously Lucasdisneyfilm, you have a blank slate to play with. A massive galaxy. But but no. TFA, back to the desert. Rogue One. Back to the desert. Last Jedi, back to the salt flats. Han Solo, back to the desert.

    • May 9, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      I’d wager the movie will have all sorts of planets in it aside from the desert planet. There could be a forest planet, an ice planet, lava planet, a paradise planet etc.. you get where this is going? Would you yawn at each of these too?

      • May 9, 2017 at 10:13 pm

        The problem is that this would be the FOURTH major new sand planet since the acquisition. Lothal, Jakku, Jedha, and if this is a new one, this one. All in the span of five years. And why? Because Tattooine is the most iconic planet so you want to appeal to the genwunners in the fanbase? Appeal to them by giving us more than the same planet with a different name and a different hero on it.

        • May 9, 2017 at 10:51 pm

          Lothal is not a “sand planet”.

          • May 9, 2017 at 11:22 pm

            Point conceded by half. They still put all the action on the arid parts.

          • May 10, 2017 at 3:28 am

            I wouldt mind seing a Lothal like “wheat grass” planet in live action. + the rocks have an unusual formation which is different.

    • May 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      While I too am getting sick of desert planets, whats really annoying is that there is nothing the makes them look different architecturally/geologically from each other.
      They all have the Tattoine style bulidings.
      If you knew nothing of Star Wars and you were shown buldings of Jakku, Tattoine and Jedha, I doubt you would guess they were different planets.

      Why not go to planets like toydaria. The dried up corals still have the desert aesthic but the corals add a hint of colour.
      Or Crystophsis.

      • May 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

        And you don’t think they’ll add anything in post-production?

        • May 9, 2017 at 10:55 pm

          Given their track record, I suspect it will be Tattoine inspired buildings.
          It wont be anything bold or orginal.
          Even the sand colour choice is the same as the last 3 desert planets.

          • May 15, 2017 at 12:33 am

            1 like = 1 prayer

      • May 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm

        Was trying to put my finger on it, because, yeah, on its own, multiple desert planets isn’t a huge problem for me. You’re absolutely right though – I mean, just look at the Mojave, or, hell, Death Valley – within a few km of each other you go from dunes to rock, to salt flats, to vivid painted hills. There’s just no reason every desert location has to be yellow dunes and white sand. Deserts can be pretty amazingly diverse visually.

      • May 10, 2017 at 10:55 pm

        I agree with you on Tatooine and Jakku being very similar – but I thought Jedha was a little different. Not significantly – but enough so that I think the average viewer would not confuse it for either of the other two.

        • May 11, 2017 at 1:20 am

          I think Jedha did look different by having the city on the cliff (which I think looked great). But once you started walking around the city (street level) it just felt like tattooine.

          • May 11, 2017 at 2:11 am

            Eh…even in the city I thought it looked a little different. Jedha (City) seemed more cramped – narrow, higher walls. Again, the difference is slight – but I thought it was noticeable. And Jedha seemed to have much more red coloring to it than Tatooine or Jakku. Those planets were much more yellow.

  • May 9, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Who cares if it’s a sand planet? If you were hiding out most of the time where would YOU go? And It’s Han who picked Mos Eisley to go to. Maybe he likes it. So many freaking whiners here.

  • May 9, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    the have the entire galaxy far away just to tell stories on sand planets… well I HATE SAND!!

  • May 9, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    So, it’s possibly Tatooine. Do we really expect Tatooine to not be in the Han Solo movie? He has had multiple dealings with Jabba, who lives on Tatooine.

    • May 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm


  • May 10, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Overkill considering that Tatooine will be in TLJ too.

    • May 10, 2017 at 12:54 am

      I would rather it be Kessel even though it looks nothing like what we saw in the old EU or even Rebels.

      • May 10, 2017 at 2:40 pm

        Really, no one cares what you think at this point. Now shoo, boy. Shoo.

        • May 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

          right.?!.. every time this guy makes a post i want to reach through my screen and slam him. lol. biggest cry baby i have ever seen post here for sure.

    • May 10, 2017 at 1:58 am

      But you’ll still see it. Stop whining.

  • May 10, 2017 at 12:39 am

    I’m starting to hate sand too. It’s everywhere and it’s getting irritating

  • May 10, 2017 at 1:52 am

    Yes. But who is Poopy Butthole?

    • May 10, 2017 at 3:24 am

      Keyser Soze?

      • May 10, 2017 at 10:28 pm


  • May 10, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Yes, post-apocalyptic intergalactic war films just might feature desserts and barren wastelands. If this is a big problem for you, you might need to rethink your life.


    • May 10, 2017 at 3:23 am

      Yeah – rethink your life. And get off the death sticks…

  • May 10, 2017 at 4:19 am

    I’m not sure why people are complaining about it being either Tatooine or a new desert setting. Neither in itself is going to have an adverse effect on the movie. People are just too willing to complain about any detail it seems.

  • May 10, 2017 at 4:46 am

    to people (unironically) complaining about too many deserts:
    1.) Of just the known planets and exoplanets in our galaxy, most are deserts, gas, giants or ice-balls, so its not weird to have 5 desert planets in the saga
    2.) This most likely IS tatooine. It makes sense considering the movie will likely show how Han got embroiled with Jabba who (spoiler alert) lives in the middle of the desert.

  • May 10, 2017 at 5:12 am

    (turns out it’s probably Tatooine)
    “Oh, okay, that’s fine.”

  • May 10, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I hope it looks more substantial in the film. One of the things that disappointed me about Nima outpost was that it was a little too sparse.

    • May 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      It’s an outpost on a desolate world…

  • May 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I live in Tenerife, two islands west from fuerteventura and although I have not been able for now to be part of the extras as I am not living on the island, I got the information that it is Corellia. La fosa del rancar even wrote it somewhere if you look on their website. 😉

  • May 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    add a colour filter and it could be a moon set?

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