The cast and crew of Star Wars won’t be returning to Kerry for their next instalment, as producers have now recreated Skellig Michael.
The stunning island off the coast of Kerry, played a vital role in the Box Office smash hit The Force Awakens, and while producers are keen to use the landscape again, they have decided to make their own version,
“The Skellig Michael sets have been built and in some cases recreated at Pinewood,” writes website makingstarwars.net.
“The location of the set at Pinewood is the same place they filmed the Jakku village scenes for The Force Awakens.
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“Filming at Skellig Michael was just too complicated for environmental reasons. Migrating birds have more power than any corporation over that isle,” they added.
Director JJ Abrams, who’s wife is Irish, was always keen on making scenes in Ireland, and recently proclaimed himself as an “honorary Irish man.”
While shooting on Skellig Michael the cast and crew were limited to how many people could be on the island and only had a few days to shoot.