The hype around the release of the latest episode of Star Wars was ramped up another notch this week with the release of the official teaser trailer. The Last Jedi was partly filmed in Dubrovnik last year when the main street through the historic Old City was transformed into a galaxy far, far away. The rumours are that Dubrovnik will be the location for a casino planet – Canto Bight.
During filming in Dubrovnik an explosion in front of a cafe bar was filmed as well as high speed chases. Whilst none of the major stars actually travelled to Dubrovnik their body doubles took their roles in the all action scenes. The former mayor of Dubrovnik, Andro Vlahusic, commented for The Dubrovnik Times that “Dubrovnik will be the first urban location in the Star Wars franchise.” This again would tie in with the rumours of a casino planet or Canto Bight. Whilst Dubrovnik was used as the location for the external shots for the Canto Bight the internal shots were filmed in Pinewood Studios in London.
The Last Jedi will be released on the 15th of December this year.