UPDATE 2! Episode VIII Filming Took a Scheduled Break in Dubrovnik. Another Actor Spotted + New Video and Photos!

P1090861Yesterday was a day off for the Episode VIII filming in Dubrovnik. We heard that this rest day was scheduled and the strong winds, about which we reported yesterday have nothing to do with it. At this point everything is running as scheduled and filming is expected to continue later today and wrap on Wednesday night (European time). We’ve also learned about the presence of another actor on set, that was not mentioned before. Read on for the details and see a few more photos from the set.



Our friend Dimitar Serbezov sent us several very cool photos from the set, which he took during the preparation for the filming. You can see some equipment in the photos (some of them bearing the logo of the James Bond movie Spectre), some extras, and a closer look at some of the elements built on the set.


The most interesting info however was the fact that he met personally actor Kiran Shah on the set. You probably remember that Kiran played Teedo in The Force Awakens (he also played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi):




He will definitely play a new character in Episode VIII. Warwick Davis was also spotted a few days ago. Actually these are the only actors spotted in Dubrovnik. Everybody else is using a stunt double – John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and the rumored Mark Hamill, and Kelly Marie Tran.


Here are the photos Dimitar sent us:


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So again, don’t expect much going on today since yesterday was a scheduled break in the Episode VIII filming in Dubrovnik. Still we will keep you updated if something happens. 🙂





In the meantime here’s a cool video from the set from 2 days ago (via TheDubrovnikTimes):




It appears that there is some fancy looking door at the end of the street to which the camera car was driving. Or maybe they just covered the door with something.





The reports for today’s filming started to come quicker than expected. Earlier today the cruiser ship Sea Star sailed around Dubrovnik with small crew and extras who shot a scene in the open sea. This filming was captured by Dubrovnik’s panoramic cameras which cover a wider area in front of the historic center.


Images via DuList:


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26 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Episode VIII Filming Took a Scheduled Break in Dubrovnik. Another Actor Spotted + New Video and Photos!

  • March 15, 2016 at 5:32 pm


    • March 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm

      We’re all saddened by that picture. For so many reasons.

    • March 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      You don’t know the power of the photoshop side 😉

    • March 15, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      SW Ep 8: Jar Jar Strikes Back or Messa Bombad Kay

    • March 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      More chance of Peter Cushing returning for Episode VIII.

  • March 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I wouldn’t bet on today being uneventful. They were bringing out those tables on the Sea Star again and I saw some of the crew cleaning the street where they put on those lights the other day. There were a bunch of props still lying around so I snapped a few pics. I hope one of these links works (let me know if they don’t):


    Also overheard British crew mention that RJ would like another shot at Banje Beach.

    • March 15, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks for sharing 😀 seeing all that live has to be amazing.

  • March 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    anyone know whats the material used in this columns ?

    • March 15, 2016 at 8:22 pm


  • March 15, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    While I can see some Nubian influences in the architecture, I got more of a late 19th century feel to this planet which is a plus since I can’t ever remember that being done anywhere in SW even in the EU.

    • March 15, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Nubian as in Naboo not African. Should be Nabooian but for some reason they went with that.

  • March 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I like prequel look of EP VIII.

    • March 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Yeah, everybody always goes on about how hard JJ had it to make everybody happy. JJ just had to be old school. Johnson has to find that perfect part between being old school and bringing in enough elements of the newer parts of the universe and also leaving Nostalgia behind and creating something new. It’s quite a job!!!

    • March 16, 2016 at 5:36 am

      I hate it! It’s a lazy prequel rehash!

      See, I can do it too. All I need now are a few hundred photos to spam you with.

  • March 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    I have a few more pics that are a little bit clearer, but not as hi-res as I’d like them to be. The security is a bit tighter today and I’ve even been asked to delete a few better photos of the ship, taken after it returned to the port, but there were two guys with giant-sized lenses around earlier, so we’ll probably see better pics soon enough.


    I can’t really tell where they are *not* shooting tonight. Stradun is closed, they were moving the space horse (it was parked near Rector’s Palace for the last couple of days – if only I’d had a space carrot!), and they seemed to be preparing the small street near the Maritime Museum (with the decorations, in the pics) and the place where they catapulted that stuntman a couple of days ago for filming, too. Not sure where I’ll be going tonight or if I’ll manage to take more pics, but I think we’ll be seeing a bunch of them tomorrow because the crew really seem to be everywhere tonight and the paps can’t be far behind.

  • March 15, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Seriously this stuff is not making me excited at all. The aesthetic really does look like a mix of the prequels and the Fifth Element. Ryan Johnson hasn’t done anything that I’ve been a fan of, so who knows… hopefully the film ends up being good. Just please please please no Joseph Gordon Levitt!

  • March 15, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I think I’ve had my fill of photos of those doorways and curvy columns.

    • March 16, 2016 at 2:40 am


  • March 15, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Hmmmm doesn’t feel Star Wars enough but whatever

    • March 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Actualy it feels like Star Wars prequels ( and that is great ). And they are also Star Wars.
      We already had OT rehash in TFA. It is time for something new.

      • March 16, 2016 at 2:40 am

        Um, well, copying the PT wouldn’t be “new” either. Not that I agree with the original premise.

        • March 16, 2016 at 5:34 am

          Don’t you understand? The prequels were amazing works of art, and TFA was a shitty piece of trash, no matter what logical jumps I have to make to justify that conclusion. *sarcasm*

          • March 16, 2016 at 8:33 pm

            How often do you sit in front of mirror admiring your own greatness?

          • March 16, 2016 at 9:41 pm

            Very often. Why do you ask?

  • March 16, 2016 at 9:09 am

    If people see stonework therefore, its too Naboo?
    When I saw the team Omaze video it was very Mos Espa to me.
    However, Jakku did not feel like tattooine when I saw the movie.

    Now when people see sand are they thinking we are going to Jakku?

    And therefore one must ask…

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