We are organising regular Star Wars The Last Jedi Filming Locations Tour in Dubrovnik’s Historical Centre.

These are small group tours for true fans of Star Wars. Your local guide is on hand to show you around the locations used for filming of Star Wars The Last Jedi and to show you how Dubrovnik streets and squares looked at the time of the filming. You will also get the story about what the filming was like and plenty of rumours and gossip surrounding it.

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Long anticipation is over, we have the new Star Wars The Last Jedi official trailer!! Obviously, we were very disappointed at the beginning because we saw no new images of Canto Bight, casino city location that our hometown Dubrovnik is playing on screen. However, we have seen more intruiging plot hints than ever before.

screenshot: StarWars YouTube Channel

screenshot: StarWars YouTube Channel

From Kylo Ren engaged in a space ship battle with one of the ships carrying General Leia, to Finn fighting with Captain Phasma, real face of Snoke, and of course the end with Kylo Ren reaching out (literally) to Rey: it’s packed with exciting stuff and we can be sure Star Wars fans will be hard at work this week dissecting the entire clip trying to get as much information out of it as possible. I can hardly wait.

Thankfully the production decided to go all out with this one leaving more questions than answers and many hints at possible developments in the story. It is pretty much what trailers should be and we can be satisfied with it. I don’t sound very happy? Yeah, well…   no Canto Bight.

 

Earlier today Entertainment Weekly has graced us with some new and exciting photos from the upcoming Star Wars The Last Jedi. Croatian Star Wars Fans were undoubtedly most interested in a single photo of Canto Bight – casino city for which strong evidence suggests the setting was our beloved city of Dubrovnik.

This is the image as brought by Entertainment Weekly:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Canto Bight, photo: EW / Lucasfilm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Canto Bight, photo: EW / Lucasfilm

Aside from the fortress-look so characteristic of Dubrovnik’s historical centre (picture below), you can see the stone wall texture in the bottom of the image so prevalent in Dubrovnik’s scenery, as well as the fact the scene takes place during the night. To remind you, all the filming in Dubrovnik was done during the night!

Dubrovnik City Walls, photo Insider Holidays

Dubrovnik City Walls, photo Insider Holidays

For more amazing Star Wars, The Last Jedi photos, check out Entertainment Weekly.

 

Here I was, playing my PS4, enjoying the Saturday night with no obligations and nothing to do, when I get a message from one of fellow Star Wars Fans, Paul, to check out the new Behind The Scenes clip from The Last Jedi, just published by official Star Wars YouTube Channel.

The clip is great, watch it, enjoy it. However, it does feature something that has chilled me to the bone…   an image of my own hometown Dubrovnik and during the shoot:

Dubrovnik Panorama, Source: Star Wars YouTube

Dubrovnik Panorama, Source: Star Wars YouTube

AND the most controversial leaked image character revealed:

Supposed Space Horse, source: Star Wars YouTube

Supposed Space Horse, source: Star Wars YouTube

Landspeeder crash, photo DailyMail

Prior leaked image of props on Dubrovnik set, photo WENN.com

Leaked Image from Dubrovnik Sets, source DailyMail

Leaked Image from Dubrovnik Sets, photo WENN.com

BUT WAIT, that’s not all! Some of the scenes from what must be Canto Bight, casino planet that Dubrovnik is playing on screen. Ladies and gentlemen, even before the second trailer, we finally have the look of Dubrovnik in Star Wars universe!!

Supposed Canto Bight Interior, source: Star Wars YouTube

Supposed Canto Bight Interior, source: Star Wars YouTube

Supposed Canto Bight Interior, source: Star Wars YouTube

Supposed Canto Bight Interior, source: Star Wars YouTube

Check out the symbols featured so prominently throughout Dubrovnik!

Symbol Comparison

Symbol Comparison

AND, we can see John Boyega on Canto Bight Set.

John Boyega in Supposed Canto Bight Interior, source: Star Wars YouTube

John Boyega in Supposed Canto Bight Interior, source: Star Wars YouTube

John Boyega will be in the parts of the movie played in Dubrovnik!! That’s it! I need a drink. We will be back with more info as the story develops.

 

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We have heard plenty of rumours about what locations within Star Wars universe is Croatian city of Dubrovnik suppose to represent in the upcoming The Last Jedi. Lately, we’ve reported on Dubrovnik Times text about Dubrovnik playing casino city called Canto Bight. This was one of the most prominent theories and now it seems we have first concrete evidence this might easily be true. As reported by Official Star Wars YouTube channel,Vanity Fair released a photo set by the famous Annie Liebovitz with wonderful photographs of the cast and crew in costume, but also a few shots of the cast to appear in film as a part of the rich clients of a new location – casino city of Canto Bight. What intrigued us the most is the uncanny resemblance of the costumes to those seen on some of the images captured during the shoot in Dubrovnik, last year. See for yourselves…

ScreenGrab - Star Wars Youtube channel, photo Annie Liebovitz

ScreenGrab – Star Wars Youtube channel, photo Annie Liebovitz

ScreenGrab - Star Wars Youtube channel, photo Annie Liebovitz

ScreenGrab – Star Wars Youtube channel, photo Annie Liebovitz

ScreenGrab - Star Wars Youtube channel, photo Annie Liebovitz

ScreenGrab – Star Wars Youtube channel, photo Annie Liebovitz

Leaked photos from Dubrovnik sets (photos: Daily Mail):

Overall feel was that of a posh and elegant atmosphere, photo DailyMail

Overall feel was that of a posh and elegant atmosphere, photo DailyMail

Overall feel was that of a posh and elegant atmosphere, photo DailyMail

Overall feel was that of a posh and elegant atmosphere, photo DailyMail

Overall feel was that of a posh and elegant atmosphere, photo DailyMail

Overall feel was that of a posh and elegant atmosphere, photo DailyMail

Costumes can be described as formal or elegant evening wear, photo Daily Mail

Costumes can be described as formal or elegant evening wear, photo Daily Mail

Costumes can be described as formal or elegant evening wear, photo Daily Mail

Costumes can be described as formal or elegant evening wear, photo Daily Mail

Dubrovnik, Croatia was one of the two prominent filming locations outside of the film studios for Star Wars The Last Jedi. All of us local Star Wars Fans are counting down the days until the premier of the new chapter in our favourite saga. It will be an exciting day for us trying to catch a glimpse of our home town on the big screen. However, the latest news out of Dubrovnik suggests we might see Episode IX filming here as well!!

The Dubrovnik Times brings a story in which it is suggested that Dubrovnik’s participation in the story might not be limited to The Last Jedi. In the text the source of this interesting information is listed as none other than the city’s Mayor, so the story might have some validity to it. Seeing how Episode IX is due to come out on May 24th 2018, the filming will probably start very soon, so we will be following the developments closely and keep you updated!

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Also, the same source is saying Dubrovnik is to play casino planet Canto Bight in The Last Jedi, which would go along with some gossip we already reported on.

 

New teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars The Last Jedi is finally out. With all the hype surrounding it, some feel as if it failed to meet expectations, but then again, who would ever meet the expectations of Star Wars fans? We will always want more.

For us at Star Wars Dubrovnik, the main question for the new trailer was: Will we see Dubrovnik on screen? The answer is sadly: No… most probably. The article on Star Wars Croatia website raises a question of whether or not we can see the dome of Dubrovnik Cathedral in one of the shots. This one:

Screen grab The Last jedi teaser trailer

Screen grab The Last jedi teaser trailer

It seems unlikely, as the landmark was not on the list of the filming locations, but possibly visible from the main street or Rector’s Palace. There is also a church dome of the Church of Saint Blaise – the patron saint of the city – that could be the one seen on the screen. The shape of this dome is maybe wider than that on screen, but its location is much closer to the main filming location in Dubrovnik – Stradun, the main street of the historical district. Below is the photograph of both with Cathedral in the background and Church of St. Blaise in the foreground.

Be that as it may, it seems we are doomed to wait until the next teaser trailer to maybe see our beloved town on screen, forever a part of the Star Wars Saga. Let the wait begin… again.

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By now everyone knows Dubrovnik, Croatia was one of the key locations for filming of Star Wars The Last Jedi and we have plenty of photos to prove it. However, do you know what’s going on in Dubrovnik right now? Right now, the sets are coming down after shooting what promises to be another big Hollywood blockbuster to grace the streets of our hometown – Robin Hood.

Film, co-produced by Leonardo Di Caprio, starring Jamie Foxx and Jamie Dornan – both seen on set in Dubrovnik – is scheduled to premiere on March 23rd 2018 and seems to be destined for great results.

Production team used a few locations around the city and much like the crew of Star Wars The Last Jedi, they had to construct impressive backdrops for specific locations, one of them being on the historical centre’s main street – Stradun… yes, the same one that was featured on so many of the leaked shots from the making of the new Star Wars movie. Below are some pictures of the Star Wars sets vs. those of Robin Hood on the same part of the main street… which one looked better?

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Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Crashed landspeeder on Dubrovnik Main Street, photo Domagoj Pandzic

Crashed landspeeder on Dubrovnik Main Street, photo Domagoj Pandzic

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Star Wars Set Dubrovnik, photo starwarsdubrovnik.com

Robin Hood

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik's Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik’s Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik's Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik’s Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik's Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik’s Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik's Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik’s Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik's Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik’s Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik's Main Street

Robin Hood set on Dubrovnik’s Main Street

funny comparison:

Vehicle is mounted on curved rails, photo DuList

Star Wars landspeeder next to Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik, photo DuList

Robin Hood Carriage next to Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

Robin Hood Carriage next to Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

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Our hunger for information about this year’s Star Wars movie subsided for the briefest of moments after the official name of the new episode – The Last Jedi – was revealed. Still, we quickly rolled back into anticipation mode as we are (im)patiently waiting for the first teaser trailer.

Few days back, rumours started circulating about possible leaked description of the trailer. As presented by Mike Zeroh on his YouTube Channel, trailer description seems plausible, but far from confirmed. What resonated most with us is the description of characters and events as seen on Star Wars sets in Dubrovnik.

Right at the start of the described trailer there is talk about people in black engaged in a procession of sorts, which ends up in a shootout of some sort. In the clip above, there is a mention of similar scenes that have been observed during the filming in Dubrovnik. As you might remember, we’ve already brought forth some leaked photos from Dubrovnik sets a year ago, that suit this description. Here they are again, to remind you…

Interesting looking alien, photo DailyMail.co.uk

Interesting looking alien, photo DailyMail.co.uk

Actors in costumes with a central figure, photo DailyMail.co.uk

Actors in costumes with a central figure, photo DailyMail.co.uk

Action around a landspeeder, photo DailyMail.co.uk

Action around a landspeeder, photo DailyMail.co.uk

Costumes from Dubrovnik filming are quite intriguing, photo DailyMail

Costumes from Dubrovnik filming are quite intriguing, photo DailyMail

Costumes from Dubrovnik filming are quite intriguing, photo DailyMail

Costumes from Dubrovnik filming are quite intriguing, photo DailyMail

So, what do you think? Any validity to this leaked description, or is it just a zealous fan with good grasp of leaked filming material? YouTube clip above has a sequel as well and can be viewed here.

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