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Yes, A Scene In "Star Wars: Rogue One" Was Filmed On The Underground

At Star Wars Celebration Europe in London, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards confirmed speculation that Canary Wharf was used for a scene in the film.

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When the teaser trailer for Rogue One was released in April, many people on social Twitter immediately thought one sequence looked kind of familiar.

THAT IS LITERALLY CANARY WHARF STATION #RogueOne

Yep.

Just me, or is that Canada Water/Canary Wharf tube station in this #StarWars #RogueOne trailer? #London @TfL

At the time, Disney refused to comment on whether Canary Wharf or any other tube station was used as a location.

Hold on a second, are those Imperial Stormtroopers at Canary Wharf Tube Station? #RogueOne #StarWars

But on Friday at Star Wars Celebration Europe in London Docklands, Rogue One director Gareth Edwards confirmed that scenes were filmed overnight at nearby Canary Wharf station.

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"My first job ever in television was just round the corner from where we are right now and I used to pass it everyday and go through the Docklands, the DLR, and all these train stations", said Edwards in front of a packed audience. "[I thought:] This is something from the future. This is like a sci-fi movie. If I ever get to do a sci-fi film in my life I'm gonna film it here."

He said he had the idea when they were filming Rogue One: "One day when we were trying to figure out how to do these really long shots that involve a lot of running and building big, massive sets and we were trying to be clever about it, I was like, let's go and film it at the Docklands – it looks futuristic. They were like, hahaha, very funny."

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"We did this secret mission when we went to Canary Wharf one night and nobody was allowed to tell anyone."

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Filming took place as soon as the station closed and had to be finished at 4am before the station reopened again.

Edwards said they managed to just about film in time and passengers were not able to tell. "As we left they opened the door and everyone wearing suits came in and we were like, morning, morning, morning, and we were desperate to tell them...we shot Star Wars!"

So yes. You were all right. Well done Twitter.

How to make Star Wars even geekier than it already is: put the Tube in it.

We also saw this special "celebration reel".

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