In an article posted by the Roya News website, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Episode IX director J.J. Abrams commented briefly on the experience they had filming parts of the final installment of the Skywalker saga on location in Jordan. Based on their comments below, the time the production crew spent in Jordan was very positive.

“Wadi Rum is breathtakingly beautiful and the perfect location for our film,” says Abrams. “I feel extremely fortunate to have been able to shoot in Jordan. Between the warm welcome from the government and the dedication and hard work of the local film professionals, we couldn’t have had a better experience. We are enormously grateful.”

Producer Kathleen Kennedy said “I also want to thank the Royal Film Commission Jordan, and the Army, whose tremendous support has been invaluable, and helped make this shoot possible.”

Filming for the currently-untitled Episode IX kicked off back on August 1. Principal photography for the film is expected to last through February ahead of its December 2019 theatrical release.

Thanks to Jedi News readers Merrick S. and Daniel R. for sending over the link to the Roya News site.