Every Star Wars Production You’ll Spot UVE Extras In!

Posted by Indiana - 04 May 2023
Which Star Wars Productions Have UVE Taken Part In? | Uni-versal Extras

Hold onto your lightsabers, folks.

We’re celebrating Star Wars Day this May the 4th by revisiting some of the fantastic productions from the franchise that we’ve been lucky to be a part of.

So let’s get started, shall we?

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Kicking things off, we have the highly-anticipated breakaway tale of Cassian Andor: Andor.

Released just last year in 2022, Andor is positively brimming with UVE faces in the form of Prison Inmates, Pensioners, Party Guests, Caretakers, Soldiers, Librarians, Nomads, Embassy Bartenders, Guards, Musicians, Drummers, Clerks, Doubles and more!

For anyone not yet familiar with this brilliant Disney series; Andor follows revolutionary Cassian Andor as he embarks on dangerous missions for the Rebel Alliance and slots into the Star Wars universe as a prequel to the hit Star Wars movie Rogue One!

Speaking of which…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Next up, Felicity Jones’ debut as Jyn Erso – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

We’re delighted to tell you that you’ll spot our UVE Extras appearing in this one, also!

Big Star Wars fans may already know that Rogue One did, in fact, operate under the code name Los Alamos during production!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was shot between multiple UK Studios, including our home base of Pinewood Studios, as well as locations abroad in Iceland, Jordan & The Maldives.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Last Jedi

Similarly, we had a blast on the 2017 blockbuster, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (a.k.a Space Bear!)

Shot between Pinewood / Longcross Studios, Ireland and Croatia, you’ll encounter UVE Artistes as everything from Fighter Pilots, Prisoners and Resistance Officers to body doubles for principal cast members such as Domhnall Gleeson and Benicio Del Toro!

But that’s not all…

In addition to on-screen roles, Uni-versal Extras also provided stand-ins for John Boyega, Adam Driver and Billie Lourd, as well as iconic characters Chewbacca, C3-PO, and Admiral Ackbar!

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Uni-versal Extras was also an lucky to be a part of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which follows the origin story of the iconic character Han Solo.

Although you may instead know it as the codename Red Cup: a nod to the brand responsible for the red party drinks cup!

For Solo: A Star Wars Story, UVE provided doubles for the likes of Alden Ehrenreich, Paul Bettany, and Donald Glover, as well as a healthy dose of Space Port Recruits, Air Traffic Controllers, Fleet Troopers, Dancers, Clothing Test Models behind the scenes, and even some 7-foot creatures!

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo must face a new threat from the First Order and the evil Kylo Ren.

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we team up with new heroes such as Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, and reunite with old favourites such as Han Solo and Chewbacca.

But there are some other notable faces you’ll spot in The Force Awakens: our UVE Extras!

During production, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens went by the the working title of AVCO: a code name that left fans scratching their heads.

According to the LA Times, it turns out this code name was born from a Los Angeles cinema that made use of the special THX sound system developed by George Lucas when showing his movies!

So there we have it; we told you the force was strong with Uni-versal Extras!

…and who knows.

There may even be a few upcoming productions that UVE had a little something to do with.

Watch this space 😉

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