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Star Wars: Episode VIII set photos captured for the first time

Updated 4 years ago
Published Feb 25th, 2016 1:36PM EST
Star Wars: Episode VIII Set Photos
Image: Star Wars

There’s still a long wait before the next Star Wars movie hits theaters. The next installment in the saga doesn’t even have an official name, and there are no trailers for it just yet. Set to debut in mid-December 2017, Episode VIII is currently filming so we’ll have to wait for Disney to release marketing materials for the movie before we get any real clues as to what’s going on. However, a new set of images shows a set from the next Star Wars film for the first time.

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As we’ve already seen in some clips showing the special effects behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams opted for complex props that help actors during shooting, rather than relying solely on green screens. And we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII will follow along the same lines.

Discovered by Games Radar, the images below were posted on Instagram as captured in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where some Star Wars scenes are shot.

As The Dubrovnik Times explains, the scenes were apparently shot on Stradun street in the city center, where doors are being dressed up to create a new world in a galaxy far, far away. It’s not clear at this time what scenes are being filmed in this particular location, or which actors are going to be in the scenes.

Check out the images for yourself, and if you’re in Dubrovnik you can even go pay a visit.

Another pic of #StarWars #EpisodeVIII preparations on the #Stradun #Dubrovnik #Hrvatska #Croatia #croatiafulloflife #filming

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Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.