The ReelNM blog at the The Albuquerque Journal is reporting
that "New Mexico was never on the list for" Star Wars
Episode VII, contradicting reports from One Headlight Ink
and Latino Review
, the latter of which had suggested that New Mexico filming would take place in or around the city of Las Cruces.
"Looks like the closest 'Star Wars' will come to the Land of Enchantment is the Darth Vader hot-air balloon
at Balloon Fiesta," ReelNM's Adrian Gomez quips.
Lucasfilm isn't commenting on this rumor. All we know for certain is that production will take place next year in London.