Part of 'Last Jedi' Takes Place at a Glitzy, Super Bougie Casino


Vanity Fair’s massive cover story on Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit newsstands on Wednesday, and with it came a flood of new information about the highly anticipated film. Among the new reveals? A rejuvenated Finn and a new member of the Resistance will have to infiltrate an extremely fancy and swanky casino city.

The city, Canto Bight, was described by director Rian Johnson as “a Star Wars Monte Carlo–type environment, a little James Bond–ish, a little To Catch a Thief.”

“It was an interesting challenge, portraying luxury and wealth in this universe,” Johnson continued, explaining to Vanity Fair that so much of Star Wars tends to take place in desert junkyards. “I was thinking, O.K., let’s go ultra-glamour. Let’s create a playground, basically, for rich assholes,” he continued.

We’ve heard rumors of a casino planet before Wednesday’s official confirmation, including whispers that the name would, in fact, be “Canto Bight.” Vanity Fair describes it as “a city,” so it could be that Star Wars is bucking the trend of making an entire planet devoted to just one biome. The Canto Bight scenes were supposedly filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia, a 16th-century city that also serves as Game of Thrones’s King’s Landing, but that hasn’t been officially confirmed.

Finn, who so far has only been seen recuperating from his lightsaber-inflicted injuries inside of a medical pod in the first Last Jedi trailer, will apparently heal enough to go behind enemy lines. He’ll be joined by Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran), a new character to the franchise who is described as “a maintenance worker for the Resistance.”

Canto Bight will be home to a whole host of weird aliens and strangely dressed humans. It’s The Last Jedi’s equivalent of a cantina scene. For pictures of some of the new, bougie aliens that’ll populate Canto Bight (as well as tons of other pictures and info), head over to Vanity Fair.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.

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