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Last summer we were all pretty enthralled with the filming of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. As the summer went on I was able to ascertain that a central part of the events that would take place on the world we saw filming in Dubrovnik would be the exteriors of a “Casino Set.” The casino elements and interiors were to be filmed at Pinewood Studios. This is one of the reasons it took so long to confirm some of the actors involved with the sequence and their casting. Since then I have been able to gather a lot of information which I’m not yet ready to share entirely. But there is one thing I am fairly sure about and that’s the name of the planet.
While I do not know the exact spelling, I believe the planet to be called Canto Bight after having heard that name specifically several times from quality sources, always in relation to the subject of the Dubrovnik filming.
It’s possible that Canto Bight could be a code name. However, generally when codes are involved it is fairly obvious it is a code as it would be called something like “Vegas” for instance. If there’s some kind of pun here, I’m not seeing it. If I had to bet, the odds the Dubrovnik planet is in fact Canto Bight.
The new planets in Star Wars films flavor the films a way as to make some Star Wars movies more palatable on certain days than others. A medieval-looking city dressed in neon is such a fresh environment to introduce in a Star Wars movie. Some days I watch The Phantom Menace just because I want to see Coruscant or Return of the Jedi because I want to see the colors and environment of Endor. If I had to be critical of The Force Awakens, I would say that the environments were more variations of what we’ve seen before rather than unique settings for the most part. Canto Bight is an entirely new creation that is likely to be an unforgettable Star Wars location.