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London's Canary Wharf Tube station confirmed as a location in new Star Wars movie

Canary Wharf underground station in London will feature in the new Star Wars movie due out later this year.

Storm troopers were reportedly spotted in Canary Wharf tube station.
Storm troopers were reportedly spotted in Canary Wharf tube station.

The director of the highly anticipated spin-off  Rogue One film, Gareth Edwards, has confirmed that the station was used during its making.

Star Wars Storm Trooper characters were on duty at Canary Wharf tube station during filming in the early hours this year - much to the bewilderment of an inebriated man
Star Wars Storm Trooper characters were on duty at Canary Wharf tube station during filming in the early hours this year – much to the bewilderment of an inebriated man Image by AP Photo/Paul White

Secret London reports that the British director used to live in the area at one stage of his life and felt that the sci-fi look of the Tube station made it ideal for shooting. It also meant he could save on the cost of having to build expensive sets for the new Star Wars movie.

Edwards and his crew carried out the filming on what was described as a “secret mission” one overnight as the station became a hub of the space-aged activity. Part of the deal was that Canary Wharf would be handed back at four in the morning when the station opened for normal business.

Immediately after a trailer of  the new Star Wars  movie – Rogue One – was released in the spring, eagle-eyed commuters saw through the intergalactic padding and tweeted that the tube station was used as a base in filming.

One comment said the Stormtroopers were at Canary Wharf, adding jokingly that the Jubilee Line went all the way to Death Star!

Apparently, the only disturbance came when a drunken man stumbled across Storm Troopers armed with ‘guns’ around 3am.

The  film is expected to be a massive hit for the Christmas market with its release times for December.