The Last Jedi – Malin Head

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In the North-West point of Ireland, subterranean caves can be found. Although they are not accessible to the public, the crew for ‘The Last Jedi’ were allowed to use the location for filming.

Around Malin Head, multiple locations were used, a walking tour is available.

The Last Jedi – Sybil Head

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On one of the most beautiful locations in the World (as written by National Geographic), on the west coast of Ireland, a historic scene was created for a ‘galaxy far far away’.

The crew for ‘The Last Jedi’ had used the Island of Skellig Michael for the scenes where Luke Skywalker is found by Rey. On this Island, beehive huts can be found. These are not the actual ones used for the film, instead on the mainland of Ireland, at Sybil Head, these amazing huts were recreated.

The Last Jedi : Butler Arms Hotel

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Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley visited Ireland for “The Force Awakens” . They returned to the Irish “Wild Atlantic Way” for the 2017 movie “The Last Jedi”. One of the Hotels they stayed in while filming on the islands of Skellig Michael was the “Butler Arms Hotel“.

The location where the crew had the wrap-party was Portmagee. Food was served at the Moorings and the final party was at the Bridge Bar.

Prometheus – Iceland

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Iceland can be used as a strange planet as we have seen in “Oblivion”, “Interstellar” and “The Force Awakens“. Ripley Scott used for his opening scenes of “Prometheus”, the prequel to “Alien”. Before we see the flying saucer over this beautifull waterfall, we see arial shots of the Krossá river.

 

Exodus – Spain

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Although the Bible says Mozes escaped from Egypt with 600,000 slaves, Ridley Scott and his crew choose Spain as the main location for filming the exterior desert scenes (interiors were shot in the UK at Pinewood Studios).

Most of the movie was filmed in Almeria (Tabernas). Tabernas has been used for other movies, like classic Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, but also big Hollywood blockbusters (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lawrence of Arabia). TV production for “Game of Thrones” has recently used this location as well.

The Egyptian city was build at Sierra Alhamilla. Complete with the Pharaoh’s temple.

Pechina (just north of Almeria) has also become a popular location for film makers. Again “Game of Thrones” also uses this location (as the Dothraki Sea).