Filming takes place on the set of 'Star Wars: Episode VIII on Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik. During one scene, costumed cast members gather on the street while a landspeeder is made to explode causing them to flee. Featuring: Atmosphere Where: Dubrovnik, Croatia When: 13 Mar 2016 Credit: **Only available for publication in UK, USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Not available for subscribers.**

30 Photos from the Star Wars: Episode VIII Set

30 Photos from the Star Wars: Episode VIII Set

More Star Wars: Episode VIII set photos debut

Production continues on the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII and the film has set up shop in Dubrovnik, Croatia for the time being. A scene was shot this weekend for the film that featured not only some literal sparks flying but also brand-new aliens set to appear in the film! Check out the Episode VIII set photos in the gallery below along with a preview of the Star Wars: Secrets of The Force Awakens documentary!

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.