Queen REJECTS Star Wars request to film scenes on royal land as fans anticipate new film
A REQUEST from Star Wars producers to film on land owned by the Queen was rejected, it has been revealed.
The Crown Estate turned down the film franchise when it wanted to film scenes at Windsor Great Park on the grounds that the planned scenes were not suitable for the park, according to an estate spokesperson.
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However, the park has been used for location filming for The Legend of Tarzan, Bridget Jones’s Baby and Goodbye Christopher Robin.
The Crown Estate’s head of commercial operations, Nick Day has said: “Star Wars was just such a huge thing that the risk for the park was just too great.
“The location they were interested in wasn’t suitable for large numbers of people in there.
“Our priority is to maintain and protect Windsor Great Park and we can facilitate film crews if we’re sure the risk to the park is minimal.
“But Star Wars is a huge machine, and there’s also massive outside interest in those sort of things. It wasn’t right for here.”
With just three months to until Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is released, excitement among fans could not be higher.
Aside from speculation surrounding the new movie’s plot, another aspect to consider is just how long The Last Jedi will be.
Its predecessor, Episode VII: The Force Awakens came in at 135 minutes, but will it be longer.
Star Wars theorist Mike Zeroh has managed to spot the new Star Wars movie’s run time on Cineworld’s website.
At two hours and 30 minutes, the Star Wars sequel is also longer than both other middle movies in the prequel and original trilogies.
The Last Jedi is eight minutes longer than Episode II: Attack of the Clones and 26 minutes more than Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
In his new YouTube video, Zeroh commented: “It’s needed. A lot of new characters are coming into this film. You’ve got DJ, Vice Admiral Holdo, Rose.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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