UPDATE 2: Han Solo Film: Latest Updates on Filming on Fuerteventura

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The Han Solo movie is beginning its setup for filming on the Canary island Fuerteventura. Updates include images of filming location construction, casting updates, and shooting dates.



May 2, 2017


Thanks to our good friends at www.lafosadelrancor.com via Canarias7 news, it is confirmed that shooting for the upcoming Han Solo movie will occur on Fuerteventura in just a few weeks.




“…filming will start in the third week of May on the west coast of the municipality of Pájara, and will last until June, which is the deadline for permission to shoot there.”


Construction begins for Han Solo on Fuerteventura
Construction begins for Han Solo on Fuerteventura


By the looks of the images, it appears production will take advantage of the inland sandy desert look in addition to the beaches on the west end of the island. It’s possible the location is being utilized for two completely different places in the film. It is far too early to conclude this, but is certainly something to think about as more details about the shoot begin to unfold.





As we mentioned in a previous article, casting of upwards of 250 people local to the island as extras was to occur, and now we have confirmation and more detail on that story.


“last Thursday the last of the four castings that have taken place in the Palace of Training and Congresses of Puerto del Rosario and Morro Jable finished. In these castings, they asked for men, women and children of dark complexion . Concerning the setting of scenarios, it is said that the production company was looking for tons of salt to build houses for the sets.”


The shoot is said to have maximum privacy and security, so it’s likely any images we get will be of the distant variety. But thanks again to our friends at lafosadelrancor.com, we will have updates as things continue to unfold up-to and including the start of filming on the island. What do you think this location has in store for our favorite smuggler’s stand alone film? What are your theories on what this location will end up being? Sound off in the comments.






May 12, 2017


Filming is confirmed to begin later this month at playa de la barca, which is southern Fuerteventura. Here is a shot of the area:


Han Solo production location: playa-de-la-barca


It is certainly a beach area but that does not necessarily mean they are filming scenes with water. The location for Tosche Station in A New Hope was filmed as though there was no water in sight, but if you look at the location it is completely surrounded by water, so keep this in mind.


Toshe Station filming location – A New Hope


The production team is said to be very impressed with the quality of extras they’ve brought in for the shoot. We are about two weeks away from the start of production so we’ll keep updating you as we hear more information.


Again special thanks to LaFosaDelRancor for the heads up.



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May 23, 2017


Our friends from LaFosaDelRancor provide us with yet another update on the filming on Fuerteventura.


According to a local newspaper this Thursday two airplanes with technical equipment will arrive to Fuerteventura.

Filming is expected to start in a few days time as shooting at Fawley Power Plant is wrapping up.

Stay tuned for more updates.



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John Hoey is the Lead Editor and Senior Writer for Star Wars News Net and the host of The Resistance Broadcast podcast

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72 thoughts on “UPDATE 2: Han Solo Film: Latest Updates on Filming on Fuerteventura

  • May 2, 2017 at 1:20 am

    While I enjoy the use of realstic planets in Star Wars, I am sick of desert planets.
    Why not take us to places like Felucia or Dathomir.

    • May 2, 2017 at 2:29 am

      Because Felucia looked like crap. Star Wars has a pre-existing visual aesthetic of gritty, earth-like planets. Not goofball, Alice in Wonderland fantasy planets like Felucia.

      • May 2, 2017 at 2:49 am

        If the galaxy has a diversity of alien species (with most not being “realistic”) then why isnt there a diversity is planets.
        Look to our own planet and the diversity of enviroments on it.

        • May 2, 2017 at 3:57 am

          Which is why you have already seen desert planets, snow planets, swamp planets, forest planets, gas planets, jungle planets, tropical planets, lava planets, city planets, water planets, rocky planets and grassland planets. Is that not a diverse assortment of environments?

          • May 2, 2017 at 4:40 am

            Yes that is diverse.
            My point was instead of just having humans in star wars they embraced alien species (which are richly diverse).
            Why not embrace “alien” enviroments.
            If all these “earth-like” planets can produce such diverse alien species, it stands to reason they can produce alien flora and fauna.

          • May 2, 2017 at 5:46 pm

            Because alien environments are difficult to depict in a way that looks believable alongside the realistic environments, as Felucia proved by how terrible and fake it looked.

          • May 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm

            So because it doesn’t look like anything on Earth it’s automatically “fake” looking? Please…

          • May 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

            No because it’s made from fake plastic models and bad CGI – that’s what makes it fake-looking.

          • May 24, 2017 at 6:02 am

            This thread is aids.

      • May 2, 2017 at 3:13 am

        Felucia looked like crap to you? Felucia was awesome

      • May 2, 2017 at 3:17 am

        That logic is horrible dude. The starwars galaxy is enormous and you’re saying that gritty, earth like planets are the only thing we need and not fantasy looking planets? I would take goofball alice in wonderloand fantasy planet like Felucia over a boring gritty earth like ripoff planet like Jakku and D’Qar.

        • May 2, 2017 at 3:53 am

          I’m saying that Star Wars already has a pre-existing aesthetic. It is not surrealistic and trippy like some Tim Burton movie. It’s environments are realistic, not fake and goofy. If you want that, go watch some other sci-fi franchise. That’s not Star Wars.

          • May 2, 2017 at 4:47 am

            You mentioned below the array of different enviroments in star wars (jungle, city, etc). That shows there is no pre-existing aesthetic. Each film brought new enviroments. Its ever evolving, especially since there is a whole galaxy being explored.

          • May 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm

            All of those environments I mentioned can be depicted reasonably realistically, because they can be shot using real world locations, or in the case of cities, do not depict natural terrains. A planet like Felucia cannot be shot on location, it has to be artificially created, which means fake ass CGI and models that look terrible and are in stark contrast with the realism of all the pervious locations. It simply does not blend well with the pre-established Star Wars aesthetic.

          • May 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm

            Again, not every single frickin’ planet can look like Earth. There’s going to be an odd ball or two out there. We are talking about a sci-fi universe here, not everything has to look like the planet we live on.

          • May 4, 2017 at 12:33 am

            Fine. Make it look convincing, then, like the red soil planet in The Last Jedi. Felucia looks like shit.

          • May 2, 2017 at 11:16 pm

            Your problem seems to be more an issue with CGI rather than the alien nature of the wolrd.
            Felcuia still follows the core of nature; there arent say floating rocks like in Avatar.
            Futhermore, Felucia isnt really that alien. Yes it is exagerated in size , but there are thousands of of bright Fungi species on our planet.

          • May 4, 2017 at 12:26 am

            Are you kidding? Nothing on our world looks remotely like Felucia unless you consume vast quantities of hallucinogenic drugs. Please tell me what part of the world looks like that.

          • May 4, 2017 at 2:12 am

            As ive stated look up the large variety of Fungi and Mushroom speeches on this planet (which resemble the vibrant colours of Felucia). The only “alien” quailty of Felucia is the size and abundance of the flora. However, the one of the largest organisms on earth is a mushroom, via underground systems it gows on for miles.

            Futhermore, in our universe there are planets which exist as large diamonds. So think Felcuica (a planet were evolution has steered towards fungal species ebing dominant isnt farfetched. As for the vibrant colours; look at all the nature in earth from plants to animals, peacocks, exotic birds, insectes etc. They all display vibrant colours. There are even speices which show bioiluminesence.

          • May 2, 2017 at 4:50 am

            Dude there are 100’s of planets in starwars. You cant say “It is not surrealistic and trippy like some Tim Burton movie. It’s environments are realistic, not fake and goofy” Felucia is not fake and goofy you’re just looking at it like that because you want every planet realistic. Also why are you saying “its real” lol you are contradicting yourself because you are saying that starwars doesn’t have fantasy looking planets when we are talking about one right now lol. Theres no need to hate on a planet because it doesn’t appeal to you bro.

          • May 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm

            Of course Felucia is fake and goofy. It looks ridiculous as a Star Wars location. It has giant fake plastic flowers that look like something designed by Dr. Seuss. I’m saying that that planet design was a mistake to put into Star Wars to begin with because of how terrible it looked in comparison to the realism of places like the desert of Tatooine, the snowy mountains of Hoth, etc. It simply clashes with the realism of those places when you have such an obviously synthetic and fake-looking location.

          • May 2, 2017 at 10:43 pm

            “Its fake looking” uhhh yeah I think thats the point. Its starwars dude, there are lightsaber wielding cyborgs with hyperspace travel. And you’re mad at people for liking a planet with bizarre looking plants? Also stop saying Felucia is fake ass CGI because it was actually a small scale miniature

          • May 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

            I said CGI and models, which it was – a combination of both. And by fake I mean completely unconvincing as an environment. Tatooine has no problem being convincing, nor does Endor, Takodana, Hoth…because they actually went to real world locations instead of filming plastic models, get it now? Maybe you’re easily fooled by shoddy looking environments. I like Star Wars to look gritty and believable. Not ridiculous.

          • May 4, 2017 at 1:02 am

            Its starwars dude. Environments not have to be convincing lol.

          • May 4, 2017 at 1:03 am

            Also Felucia was barely in the movie for a minute so idk why you are complaining.

          • May 12, 2017 at 8:03 pm

            Because people are advocating for MORE of it.

          • May 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm

            Well it wont be in a starwars movie again dude, theres like a 1% chance of it even making an appearance on the big screen again. Do you really think in a starwars movie if the creators are thinking about re visiting a planet they would honestly choose Felucia? I would like to see it happen but it most likely wont so stop chewing people out for liking something that you dont. Theres no point in writing paragraphs to people who like or want to see Felucia revisited cause you personally hated it.

          • May 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm

            If you like fake-looking goofball Tim Burton planets in Star Wars. I think it looks horrendous.

          • May 2, 2017 at 10:53 pm

            hahahahaha you’re extremely retarded to say something like “Oh starwars was originally so earth like” yeah because the original trilogy was made in the 70s and 80s and only had practical effects to work with. But George Lucas’s vision for starwars was much bigger. Planets like Felucia was how George wanted starwars to be but he couldn’t because of lack of money and technology. He didn’t use practical effects for the sake of using practical effects he used them because thats all he had. That’s why episode 7 sucked because it was so obsessed with shoving practical effects in your face. StarWars has hundreds if not thousands of planets out there and you’re telling me that one planet that has exotic, colorful plants is not starwars? man people like you are really funny.

          • May 2, 2017 at 10:56 pm

            Also I have seen you on other posts complaining about Felucia calling it “CGI crap” LOL do some research kid, complaining about CGI doesn’t make you look like an edgy big boy. Felucia was a real small scale miniature.

          • May 4, 2017 at 12:26 am

            I said CGI and models. Pay closer attention next time.

        • May 2, 2017 at 9:27 am

          That’s not what Star Wars has traditionally been influenced by. Star Wars has always been grounded by reality and has had more believeable and Earth like locations as their planets. Even Felucia which is arguably the most alien looking planet is influenced by Earth like exotic plants. Even the DICE developers for Battlefront II have even said the same thing, if you care about their input.

          Almost everything in Star Wars has real world influences from the religious monastic Jedi to the gritty Earthy planets.

      • May 3, 2017 at 12:29 am

        I understand that people have their preferences, but you are not deserving of saying what Star Wars is or isnt. You didnt take part in creating the franchise. You dont own it. Starting with Lucas, numerous professional have worked for four decades to conceptualize, craft and design the universe.
        If you want to argue that an environment like Felucia doesnt belong in Star Wars, then you better get into the visual design industry, somehow make it into an internship at lucasfilm/disney, put in a solid 7-10 years at the company and then MAYBE, work your way up to Creative Director or whatever position you need to push your agenda. Otherwise youre just wasting yours and other peoples time explaining why you dont like fictional plants on a fictional planet in a fictional universe.

        • May 4, 2017 at 12:23 am

          Give me a break. By that logic, no one is allowed to have any opinion about Star Wars who didn’t personally work on the movies or create the entire thing. That’s not how criticism works. I have every right to express if something looks like it belongs in Star Wars or not.

          • May 23, 2017 at 8:38 pm

            Totally – even when its wrong 😉

        • May 14, 2017 at 3:18 am

          Are you Donald Trumps’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate?

      • May 23, 2017 at 7:18 pm

        Remember, that is just his personal opinion.

    • May 2, 2017 at 3:58 am

      I’m down to see either of these..but I was thinking about Kamino the other day and that would be cool to see again at some point. (I know it’s a vast land of rain and ocean but maybe they got other cool stuff)

  • May 2, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I really want to see some new unique alien planets. All this desert and too earth like planets are become boring to me.

    • May 2, 2017 at 2:30 am

      Then go watch something else like Valerian.

    • May 2, 2017 at 3:12 am

      It might be Tatooine. But I get what you’re saying. I want to see some unique planets like Felucia and Utapua

  • May 2, 2017 at 3:14 am

    I hope its Tatooine

  • May 2, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Yeah, because a surrealistic acid trip planet filled with fake plastic flowers is SO Star Wars!

  • May 2, 2017 at 4:47 am

    I am hoping for some “Rick and Morty” type planets and aliens.

  • May 2, 2017 at 4:59 am

    I love how in that top picture, Woody almost looks like he’s floating aboard the Airbus A340 Zero G Vomit Comet. Pretty sure he feels that way every day.

  • May 2, 2017 at 5:15 am

    It would be great to see Coruscant in the new movie since we saw the Falcon in ROTS.

    • May 13, 2017 at 1:08 am

      Unless that was just a random Corellian YT-1300

      • May 14, 2017 at 3:21 am

        Felucia is awesome.

        • May 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm

          If you’re tripping on acid.

          • May 23, 2017 at 7:17 pm

            ..Or if you’re interested in actual alien worlds in this fantasy series.

          • May 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm

            No problem with alien worlds. Just don’t make them look stupid.

          • May 24, 2017 at 1:00 am

            Umbara looks cool. it’s like Felucia, but toned down. The more reserved feel actually makes it cooler imo, because it shows restraint and a bit of realism and mystery.

          • May 24, 2017 at 5:57 am

            I’m down.

      • May 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm

        As far as George Lucas was concerned; that YT-1300 in Revenge of the Sith will become the Millennium Falcon.

  • May 2, 2017 at 10:13 am

    So they are asking for extras with a dark complexion? May Lando come from a planet where more or less the entire population is colored?

    • May 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      *jaw drops*

    • May 3, 2017 at 12:39 am


  • May 2, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Kashyyyk ?

  • May 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Can’t wait for the first teaser to drop.

  • May 3, 2017 at 12:52 am

    I’m guessing that the next release of R1 will be out when this film is.

    • May 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Won’t it be out in November as usual!? Then the 1st release of Last Jedi before Han Solo is released in May.

      • May 24, 2017 at 3:43 am

        Your guess is as good as mine but the TFA special edition came out when R1 was in theaters and they need time to profit off the first release

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