Star Wars Episode VIII Filming Will Have Drone Bodyguards

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Star Wars has a lot of fans, some crazier and more persistent than others. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmed at the Greenham Common set for the Resistance Base, these fans as well as the media caused quite a bit of a problem when they took photos of the set and its actors. While some failed in grabbing prized on-set photos, many still succeeded.

The problem though isn't really with these people who are devoted to the franchise. Apparently, the real setback here is that the set of that TFA filming was public property. The staff and crew of TFA generally had no say whether people can or can't take pictures and videos of the shoot.

Because of this previous experience, it looks like the makers of Star Wars: Episode VIII are now taking extra precautions. Since the sequel is going to be filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is okay with not having photos or videos taken on sets and locations, there is a solution to sneaky fans and photographers.


According to, the place comes with a special team of drone bodyguards that is legally allowed to remove, or should we say, eliminate unwelcome drones on set so that the public won't be able to record anything. Apparently, they will also employ 600 guards to make sure filming goes smoothly.

The Mos Croatia report needed translation via Google, and since we don't have a Croatian translator on our staff, we're taking this report with the proverbial grain of salt.

Take a look at a snippet of the news translated via Google:

The bottom line though, is Dubrovnik was paid about 4.3 million dollars to have anti-drone drones and 600 guards on set, which is cool for me since I'm not really a fan of spoilers anyway, (unless they're really good).

Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters on December 15, 2017.