Sorry, “Star Wars” is not filming in the Concho Valley

A post by a satirical “news” site is making the rounds on local social media claiming a new “Star Wars” movie will be filmed near San Angelo and calling for hundreds of extras.

The story on a site by the name of Channel 16 News says the “undisclosed location near San Angelo will represent a previously unknown planet in the Star Wars universe,” and that filming will begin no later than next fall.

Those sharing the “news story” are in for disappointment, however, because the site is for entertainment purposes.

In the “About” section of the website, the following disclaimer is posted, “channel16news.com is an entertainment website composed mostly of articles containing fantasy news or satire. Though some articles on channel16news.com contain actual events, none of the articles on channel16news.com should be considered true and are simply meant for entertainment purposes.”

Sorry, “Star Wars” fans.