Back in July, I wrote about how filming for Star Wars: Episode IX that would be conducted in Jordan. A user on Reddit named YenaMagana has discovered a set and has been able to confirm that report after a lucky chance encounter. This particular location is the Wadi Rum-based set. I believe there are other locations in Jordan beside this one, too. I love how creepy it looks with the alien cutouts in the empty desert.
Check out the pictures from the Wadi Rum set from Star Wars: Episode IX:
As I said back in July, originally they were going to film Jakku in Jordan but Abu Dhabi had a better deal. All of the concept art and blueprints I saw from The Force Awakens had specifications for Jordan back then. The person who discovered this set also mentioned that they saw a Jakku-style speeder in the area but they couldn’t snap a shot of it as it went by. It is also worth mentioning that Jedha from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was filmed on stages and with shots from Jordan as well.
Saw several rigs that were supposed to be some sort of landspeeders (one looked a lot like Rey’s orange creamsicle speeder); these whizzed by rather quickly and I was not able to get a good photo.
Pretty sure we saw Daisy Ridley (or perhaps another actress) getting a guided tour on a camel, with a heavy police escort.
Drove past the film set you see in the photo album. There were all sorts of tents, a lot of cut-outs of alien figures (looked a lot like Neimoidians), and pylon-sort of things. Looked like Jakku.
There is a big tent city with trailers, large MSU-style tents, and shipping containers. I am guessing this is where they construct a lot of the props, etc.
While trying to leave Wadi Rum the next day, were told to take a different path as they were filming in a certain area using a lot of pyrotechnics (!!!).
We’ll keep following this story! Nice work, YenaMagana!