Star Wars: Episode VIII will film in Dubrovnik, Croatia later in the year.
The Dubrovnik Times confirmed on its end that Star Wars: Episode VIII will indeed film in Dubrovnik at the end of the year. It is nice to see the location of the filming confirming they are hearing as much as well:
The City of Dubrovnik and the Mayor of Dubrovnik met with the film producers at the end of 2015 and, according to our source, the city can look forward to being the host of yet another major film production.
That is about as good as it gets without official confirmation. If the local news source is told the city met with the production and it is happening, that is pretty strong at the unofficial level. More on the filming soon!
Thanks to Mark Thomas for the heads-up on the story!