Star Wars

Destination film plot

The Plot

Schvrmmmmmmm! That’s the sound of the lightsabres that will inevitably be playing in your mind at the very mention of the Star Wars epic film saga. This worldwide movie phenomenon currently totals 11 blockbusting films, with one final instalment (Episode 9) set to be released in December 2019.

Destination film statistics

Films Released

1977, 1980, 1983, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2015, 2016 2017, 2018 and 2019 (upcoming)

Gross Box Office

$4,564,018,135 (combined, including originals and re-releases)

Filming Locations

Oh, everywhere. Tunisia, Italy, the UK, Thailand, China, Switzerland, the USA, Norway, Bolivia, Croatia, the Maldives, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

Destination Landmarks and Locations

Landmarks and Locations

  • Skellig Michael, Ireland – Luke Skywalker’s home in The Last Jedi
  • Ajim, Tunisia – The desert planet Tatooine
  • Hôtel Sidi Driss, Tunisia – The Lars Homestead, Luke Skywalker’s childhood home
  • Rub' al Khali desert, A.K.A. “The Empty Quarter”, the United Arab Emirates – The planet Jakku
  • Hardangerjøkulen Glacier, Norway – Snowy opening battle scene in The Empire Strikes Back
Destination why you should visit

Why You Should Visit

It will take you quite a while to hit all the famous filming locations of the Star Wars film saga, but we can’t think of a better life goal. Ireland saw a 13% increase in overseas visits after the release of The Force Awakens, while Southern Tunisia has become something of a Mecca for dedicated Star Wars fans, with four of the films having been partially filmed there. With filming locations spanning across the globe, you’re in for quite the adventure with a Star Wars road trip.

Destination Film Facts
  • Did You Know?

    The “I am your father” plot twist was the best-kept secret in film history.

  • Did You Know?

    Princes William and Harry were set to make a cameo appearance as Stormtroopers in The Last Jedi, but were cut from the final edit because they were too tall.

  • Did You Know?

    Porgs, the beloved creatures featured in The Last Jedi, are actually puffins who live on Skellig Michael in Ireland. They only exist in the movie because it would have taken too long to edit them out of the scenes.

  • Did You Know?

    Revenge of the Sith contains more visual effects than any other film in history.

  • Did You Know?

    The Jabba the Hutt character actually consists of seven people and is the most expensive puppet in the world.

  • Did You Know?

    The exteriors of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s home in A New Hope was actually an old mosque in Tunisia.