Interested to hear your thoughts on what they might be filming in Croatia! I can't see it being Snoke's lair.
Great question! I’ve done some snooping, and someone based in Dubrovnik has started a blog on the filming there that you can find here. Local rumours have indicated that the house pictured below (which is apparently located on the city’s main street) is one of the filming locations, and shooting is due to start there in four to five weeks. Since Dubrovnik has a very small population (approx. 50,000 people) news and rumours travel fast. For our purposes, of course, that’s brilliant.
I’m really not sure what Dubrovnik will be used to represent in-universe. It could be a base of First Order operations, it could be associated with the new character played by Benicio del Toro, or it could be some other location entirely. My gut is telling me it’s going to be where Finn and Poe meet del Toro’s character, but there’s no evidence to back that up yet. We won’t have long to wait until filming starts and I’ll keep people posted! There are probably going to be a fair few sneaky photos from the location filming, which should be really exciting.
Bonus pictures of Dubrovnik because it’s so damn beautiful:
I’ll throw this to the crowd - what kind of action do you see happening at this location? It’s obviously very beautiful and lends itself to all kinds of scenarios and set pieces. I’m curious to see what people come up with!