Although it hasn't yet been officially confirmed, it's understood that the next Star Wars spinoff will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi and most likely cover the time period from the end of Revenge Of The Sith to A New Hope.
The Belfast Telegraph is now reporting that none other than George Lucas visited Paint Hall Studios in Belfast - where a significant portion of Game Of Thrones filmed - and gave his seal of approval for the location to be used for the next installment. Not only that, the report states that once filming has been completed on Game Of Thrones, the Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff is booked in to the studios next.
According to the Belfast Telegraph's source, "only a few people knew that the old guy walking round the set was George Lucas. It was only when we were told about Star Wars coming here next year that it dawned on us that was why he was here before Christmas." The current rumours suggest that Stephen Daldry, who directed the film adaptation of Billy Elliott and a number of episodes of Netflix's The Crown, is to get behind the camera with a script from Sam Esmail, creator of Mr. Robot.
Why George Lucas was signing off on the shooting location, nobody knows, but it seems like Ireland isn't yet done with Star Wars after all.
Via Belfast Telegraph