Rogue One filming incentive revealed

Felicity Jones in Rogue OneRogue One: A Star Wars Story got filming incentive support of £20m for shooting in the UK, new figures have revealed.

The film is part of a standalone series of Star Wars movies that are separate from the new trilogy that began with the release of The Force Awakens last December. 

Rogue One is set shortly before the events of the very first Star Wars movie, which came out in 1977. Production of the new film was based at Pinewood Studios and wrapped principal photography earlier this year.

Disney, the parent company of Lucasfilm, spent £105m making Rogue One in the UK, according to documents seen by news outlet Politico. The UK offers tax relief of up to 25% for films that spend at least £20m locally, which accounts for the high production support.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens also filmed at Pinewood and received tax credit support of around £30m, Politico revealed last month.

The second part in the new trilogy, currently entitled Star Wars: Episode VIII, is filming now at Pinewood and is likely to get tax credit support on a similar scale.

Image: Lucasfilm


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