Now ISIS recruits are passing through Luke Skywalker’s home planet on their way to Libya, and Star Wars fans are being warned to stay away as the danger escalates in the region.
Obi-Wan Kenobi said it best: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
The planet Tatooine from “Star Wars” was inspired by the real city of Tataouine in Tunisia and parts of the country were used as a backdrop for various scenes in the films.
Fans have been flocking to Tunisia for years to visit the locations, but now they’re being warned against it as the Islamic terrorist group ISIS expands in the region.
Over the past month, authorities have found numerous weapons caches – including rocket launchers – and arrested several men on their way to cross the border and join ISIS in Libya, according to CNN. ISIS also recently claimed responsibility for the terror attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis which killed 23 people.
The British government has issued a travel warning for the area citing “a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping.”
Three books, to be exact. Star Wars: Aftermath is the first in a trilogy of books that will bridge the gap between the events of Return of the Jedi and the upcoming Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Aftermath is written by author Chuck Wendig, and goes on sale later this year. Here's what we know about it so far:
The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace the Empire. But the galaxy is a big place, and the fallout of this cataclysm will affect different worlds in different ways. Does everyone accept the fall of Imperial rule? Has everyone even heard the life-altering news? What rushes in to fill the vacuum the Empire has left? And who will try to stop them?