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Star Wars: Episode VIII and Dubrovnik today

Star Wars Episode VIII Completes Day 1 Filming!

The most interesting news of the day pertained to seeing some extras that look like Ralph McQuarrie-designed space cops from the film. It also appears that the speeder we’ve been seeing for the last few days is the design used for a type of security or police speeder.

There are many rumors of people seeing Mark Hamill, but so far none have really panned out. If you recall Daisy Ridley said she would not be in Dubrovnik, but we know her stunt double is. Chloe Bruce, Daisy Ridley’s stunt double/stand-in has arrived in Dubrovnik, which makes Rey’s appearance on the location highly likely even if Daisy Ridley doesn’t film there. It makes me think Hamill being on the set seems unlikely unless they need his face for a shot but are going to use her double for the shots they get. Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker and that’s like being a Beatle. I kind of think we’d have a lot of evidence for him being in the region by now. However, you never know, right?

Thanks to Le Jedi Lorrain for the heads up.

Our friend in Dubrovnik has sent us a little update:

Jason, is almost certain to add the nuances of beige and gray to the Star Wars Episode VIII cinematographic palette, in addition to the azure and verdant shades (allegedly representing Ach-To), as these are indeed abundantly present on (or around) the Dubrovnik set!
As per today, please note that the following provisional regulations pertain to the shooting continuation in the Old City:
  • scenographic effects will take place intermittently on numerous public areas in the old municipal nucleus as of today up to Sun., Mar. 13, 2016 (4:00 p. m. – 6:00 a. m.);
  • for the sake of stunts, even some tributary alleys will also be closed for any form of pedestrian and vehicular traffic (in 15-minute intervals);
  • beautiful and popular Banje beach is also scheduled as one of the shooting locations.
Best regards, may the Force be with you!
In another interesting piece of news, a reader wrote in:
I think I potentionally found filming on this live broadcast that ive been watching for the past week, but I’m not 100% sure if I’m right about this, but I saw a bunch of people digging and I saw a figure that looks like Kylo Ren possibly (probably not though idk). Ok usually this live broadcast just shows an over view of all of Old Town but this morning when I checked into the live webcam they zoomed into this particular spot where there was a lot of people.
It is hard to say what was seen on the cam but the beach is being used and its cool to see a cam of Dubrovnik set up we can check out.
Also, in case you missed it, Rian Johnson shared a photo from the set of Episode VIII last night but that wasn’t in Dubrovnik. I can’t wait to see Johnson’s Star Wars. It is going to be awesome.

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