That's No Tatooine - J.J. Abrams Has a Surprise For STAR WARS Fans

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stills
Star Wars: The Force Awakens stills
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Remember those pictures and scenes shown previously in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens showing the desert world of Tatooine? Well, according to director J.J. Abrams it's not.

Wouldn't be the first time a planetoid was mistaken for something else -- remember Han Solo thought the Death Star was a moon?

During a panel at Star Wars Celebration, Abrams revealed that the desert world in The Force Awakens is actually a new planet, pronounced "Jakku." Wait for an official release on the spelling, folks, but that's how you pronounce it according to Abrams and Ridley.

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