New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Featurette Focuses on The Film's Coolest Location

Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but considering how the movie is close to passing Avatar's financial record, there's a good chance you've already seen it (multiple times) by now.

Much of the film hinges on one question: where is Luke Skywalker? I initially thought the marketing department was just being coy by not including images of Mark Hamill in the film, but when you see the film and realize he's only in it for a single minute or less, it's clear they couldn't have tipped their hand in any early trailers.

When Rey (Daisy Ridley) does eventually find the Jedi master, he's on an ancient-looking island in the middle of the ocean. That real location is an island called Skellig Michael, which is off the coast of Ireland. Here's a cool featurette about how that location was found, and it includes some footage of J.J. Abrams and the crew filming the crucial end of the movie. If I ever make it out to Ireland, this looks like it would be an awesome place to visit:

Via: io9

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