Produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Episode IX is the conclusion and last ever episode to the Skywalker saga.
The latest film in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which was shot in Jordan, debuted in Amman on December 18. The screening of the film, which was attended by 850 people, was under the Patronage of Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and organised by the Royal Film Commission, Jordan.
The film’s director JJ Abrams specifically chose Jordan’s Wadi Rum and Shakriah areas as the location for the film, incorporating their unique light, sand shades and rock formations to serve as the story’s decor.
The festive ceremony of the first Jordanian screening took place at the Taj Cinemas (Taj Mall). The film screening was preceded by a reception which included a group of Star Wars film series fans, coming all the way from the USA.
Commenting on the event, Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Chairman of the Board of The Royal Film Commission said: “When looking at the international map of filming locations, Jordan has a remarkable spot of its own, as a unique destination for filming. This is the largest production Jordan has ever hosted. We are proud of the skilled local crew, which helped materialise on the silver screen the ending of a saga that so many of us grew up with.”
During the production of the last Star Wars film, more than 250 Jordanian crew across every department including camera, costume, creatures, special effects and stunts were involved, in addition to employing more than 1,000 residents from Wadi Rum’s area. Also, around $15m was spent on the production while shooting in Jordan. Amman was the third leg of the film’s tour after its World Premiere in the USA and simultaneously with the European Premiere in the United Kingdom.