By Rebecca Ortiz

Whether you’ve been die hard since the original “Star Wars” or part of the new generation who only saw “Rogue One” this past weekend (PS- It made $155 MILLION!) the franchise is on fire and talk of the next movie is already happening!

Are you ready for this?

Word is the next movie will be filmed near Jackson, Illinois – which is about 5 hours away from downtown Chicago!

Pretty cool right?

And like most productions this large they will have a need for HUNDREDS of extras, so when Hollywood leaked the filming location a few days Chicagoeans went nuts thinking THEY could be in the next Star Wars movie!

No details for extras were given at this time, but they do say that filming should take place no later than next fall and quote:

Hundreds of extras will be needed from the Jacksonville, Illinois area

Would you drive 5 hours to be in a Star Wars movie???


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