It's official! "Star Wars VII" is on location in Abu Dhabi

Published April 23rd, 2014 - 10:54 GMT

I mean, we pretty much knew it already, but it's nice to know that it's no longer just a "rumor has it" that the latest greatest Star Wars will be shot, at least in part, in Abu Dhabi.

Walt Disney Co. finally confirmed our suspicions with an announcement that the seventh installation of the film franchise is already underway in the sand dunes just outside the UAE capital. reported that the company's film division chairman, Alan Horn, shared the exciting news on Tuesday at a Bloomberg Business of Entertainment event in New York. 

“We have to give it that ‘Star Wars’-ian look... So we need to go to different places that give us the right look and feel,” he said.

The fantasy film directed by J.J. Abrams is slated for release on December 18, 2015.

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