A Closer Look at the “Han Solo” Set on the Canaries + New Rumors!

A new report from the Spanish newspaper Canarias7 reveals the best look yet at the desert set built on Fuerteventura for the still untitled “Han Solo” spin-off film. The report also shares some rumors about the filming, so hit the jump for more details.






A few days ago we told you that the filming on Fuerteventura is about to begin, as actors Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson and Warwick Davis were reportedly seen in Spain. Also a satellite image of the set was revealed, but it was hard to see anything specific from it. Now Canarias7 has gotten their hands on a much better image showing some alien looking buildings in the desert. Check it out:



It seems that these huts have been abandoned for some time as the destruction on the structures is very evident. Also you can see something like pod engines to the right. The whole thing has a very junkyard feel to it.

Also Canarias7 shared some rumors about this location, continuing to claim that this is Han’s home planet Corellia. They never stated how they know that, and the whole situation seems more like a guess than real info, but we will see as time passes. Here’s a rough translation from Spanish:


The hometown of Han Solo emerges from the white sand of the Jandía Natural Park. The inhabitants of this place, of the planet Corellia, live in some damaged igloos and under the remains of ships and other intergalactic scrap. It is the first image of the setting where for two weeks Disney and Sur Films will film the movie.


Early rumors pointed to houses being built of salt, with tons and tons of salt. A witness who managed this week to avoid the iron surveillance of the filming described that the town was formed by brown leather tents or jaimas. However, the image shows a village almost on the verge of being undone, built with metallic remains that are as protected as they can be from the sun of planet Corellia being created in Fuerteventura.


Unless they make a departure from the previous representations of Han’s homeworld (which had a more temperate planetary climate), I seriously doubt that this desert landscape is Corellia. I think it’s most likely an abandoned settlement on Tatooine, and here are a couple reasons why:


1. In ANH, Han comes across like a regular in Chalmun’s Cantina; you just know he’s spent a lot of time in that place. We also know that Han worked for Jabba – enough where Jabba considered him to be the best. We also know Jabba has had his palace on Tatooine since before the Clone Wars, so if Han encounters the Hutt it will probably be there.

2. We also know Boba Fett is very familiar with Tatooine – I look for an encounter with the bounty hunter on the desert planet as well. And c’mon…does anyone really think Fett will not be in this movie? I wouldn’t be surprised if Fett is even Han’s initial contact in working for Jabba.


Given the desert location’s similarity to Tatooine and that the filmmakers will probably not want to have two locations in the movie that are so aesthetically similar, I’d say this planet is most likely one fans are very familiar with. But still, the architecture doesn’t feel like Tatooine, so it may be a different planet after all. Whichever the case, we are still ready to bet some money that we will see Tatooine in “Han Solo”.




After we posted this article we spoke with several people that know stuff, and from all of them we got the same answer – that’s not Tatooine. Curious… We have to wait and see. Until then – grain of salt. 😉



Also the report claims that Donald Glover, who will play young Lando Calrissian has joined the cast at Fuerteventura. He was spotted in Florence, Italy 2 days ago so he is definitely close to Spain now.





Thanks to @yeahclarke for first spotting the news.



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43 thoughts on “A Closer Look at the “Han Solo” Set on the Canaries + New Rumors!

  • June 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Cue the “not another desert planet ala Tatooine, Jakku, Jedha” comments.

  • June 1, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    “He was spotted in Florence, Spain 2 days ago” – Florence is in Tuscany, Italy – not Spain.

  • June 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Please, please let those be pod engines and please give us at least a glimpse at pod racing. We know Han is into racing in general. It would make sense that he might bet on pod racing.

    • June 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      Man… I would think they’d almost have to be. Sure looks like em.

    • June 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Hopefully, just lying there. No more pod races!!!

    • June 1, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      He’ll get beat by an eight-year-old slave who built his own pod with no technical or engineering education.

      • June 1, 2017 at 9:28 pm

        Hopefully he tries spinning, it’s a cool trick.

      • June 1, 2017 at 10:48 pm

        But that 8 year-old ISN’T a Mary Sue, because reasons.

        • June 2, 2017 at 2:25 am

          He is. I think that’s why a lot of people don’t like him.

          That, and “Wizard!” (I’m bringin’ it BACK!)

          I joke, but Lucas took a lot of wrong turns with that character in the Prequel Trilogy. At least Anakin wasn’t ALL POWERFUL and bootin’ Maul’s butt by the end of the first movie. He needed some time to learn and train – unlike Rey who was super awesome at everything right out the chute. Also, because reasons.

          • June 2, 2017 at 5:30 am

            No no, you see…Maul was EMOTIONALLY COMPROMISED at the end, so it TOTALLY would have made sense that Anakin, having never held a lightsabre, hell, having just learned that the Force is a thing, literally kicked his ass.

          • June 2, 2017 at 6:44 pm

            Was Maul shot in the gut with an explosive bowcaster that easily mowed down several troopers all throughout the film?

          • June 2, 2017 at 6:18 am

            People dislike him because he’s annoying. No one whines about him being a “Gary Stu”. That’s a fact.

          • June 2, 2017 at 6:41 pm

            Anakin was 10.

            Rey was an adult.

          • June 3, 2017 at 2:09 am

            And neither one had any significant Force training at that point in the movies.

            Finn got DESTROYED by Kylo. He was an “adult.” Not Force sensitive it appears (I guess we’ll see), but he still had his rear end handed to him. He was a trained soldier by the First Order. Yes, Rey is Force sensitive, but to me that doesn’t account for her take-down of Kylo in TFA. It’s like Luke beating Vader’s ass in ANH. Hell, Luke couldn’t even do it in Empire. Not saying Kylo is as powerful as Vader, but relatively speaking Kylo’s still not a pushover. His injury from Chewie didn’t seem to slow him down much when battling with Finn, and I don’t buy it as an excuse of why he got beat by Rey. It was the narrative the filmmakers wanted to push, and I think it was a mistake. I like Rey – a lot actually – but that doesn’t mean I abide by everything we saw in TFA.

          • June 3, 2017 at 6:34 am

            What about the fact that he DID NOT want to kill Rey — he wanted to recruit her? She wouldn’t be of much use with her back slashed like Finn’s.

          • June 4, 2017 at 4:50 am

            So he was an injured Kylo…..

          • June 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

            Luke had about 15 minutes of training before he guided a couple of torpedoes from his fighter down the exhaust port of the Death Star. Star Wars is myth. It’s fantasy. Quit trying to reason everything out.

  • June 1, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I bet it’s Tattooine!

    • June 1, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      With an ocean?

      • June 1, 2017 at 7:25 pm

        That will be removed with CGI 🙂

  • June 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Not enough desert locations in the Star Wars saga?

  • June 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Hope Boba Fett is in this one, and with that taken care of, we can get the Obi Wan movie

  • June 1, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    It looks good, I like it, I just can’t stop thinking about those those non writen LFL new rules:

    Rule 54: Every new movie must have a desert planet not called Tatooine ( no one will notice we are giving them more of the same because fans love desert planets )

    • June 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      I prefer rule 34. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • June 2, 2017 at 3:49 am

      Rule 53 is Diversity!!! and Rule 56 is PRACTICAL EFECTS.

      • June 2, 2017 at 7:44 pm

        Ha ha, those rules are been there since the begining, I’m talking about the new ones, for example:

        Rule 52 Carbon copy clasic iconic ships and vehicles, just make some variations, not much.
        * If you create a new ones try to make it very ugly or make it don´t steal much the attetion from the classic copied ones.

        Rule 51 Make your own aliens and species and pretend all the other well established species are extint, unless it is blurry in the background or it is an iconic character (like ackbar).

        Just to mention some :)…

  • June 1, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Im not for another Dessert planet, but I am 100% OK if in the Han Solo movie a visit to Tatooine occurs. I mean isnt it likely that they may introduce the Han/Jabba relationship? That would occur on Tatooine wouldnt it?

    • June 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      I will be so INSANELY happy to see Han and Jabba !!!! and I KNOW they will give us a PRACTICAL Jabba again !

  • June 2, 2017 at 1:42 am

    I think it would be fascinating if this is actually Corellia, as are the other set photos from different locales. It would mean Corellia is the first planet in Star Wars history to have more than one biome! 😛

    • June 2, 2017 at 2:14 am

      Not true. Ryloth has desert, mountains, and jungles.

  • June 2, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Hoping it’s just for a quick shot where he first meets Jabba though not likely if they shoot there for awhile.

    I really want to see Nar Shadaa in this film even if they rename it. It’s basically the ghetto version of Coruscant and have never really seen the slums of the SW universe before. It’s also one of the few redeeming features of KOTOR II.

    • June 2, 2017 at 3:53 am

      It’s also controlled by the Hutts and Solo used to live there as well. I see him growing up in more urban areas anyway like that than rural ones like Luke.

    • June 3, 2017 at 12:45 am

      KOTOR II is great, idk what game you thought you were playin

  • June 2, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Yes, apparently another desert. Don’t freak out everyone, let’s see what the filmmakers do with this setting. If it works for the movie – great! I have to admit though, it’s getting a little repetitive – but I’ll save my venom for the release of the film. If it works, I’ll happily dismiss my skepticism. If not, then let the nerd hurricane rage across these message boards! (It will regardless, so whatever….)

    • June 2, 2017 at 10:12 am

      I thought it was just common sense to assumer we would see Tattooine…. I mean… through his dealings with the Huts, and Mos Eisley being an outer-rim hub of profitable nefarious activity… i would assume he hangs out there a lot.

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