Star Wars: The Force Awakens - a guide to the key locations

Star Wars newbies might think the franchaise's key location is 'just space', but we know better. The original trilogy played out over many different planets, including Tatooine, Hoth and Dagobah, while the prequels introduced us to Naboo, Coruscant and Mustafar. With The Force Awakens out this week, fans are getting ready to once again delve into the world of Star Wars with new planets, fortresses and more.

Some we've already seen in the trailers (Jakku), others we know very little about (Hosnian Prime), but no matter how much info has been released, we've put together a round-up of all the key locations from Star Wars 7 so you're ready once the curtain rises on December 17 and 18. Watch our guide to the key locations above...

Directed by JJ Abrams and starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in UK cinemas on December 17 2015 before opening in US theatres a day later.