The BBC's Lizo Mzimba has been in LA talking with Star Wars
lead actress Daisy Ridley where she confirmed to Lizo that she would NOT be part of the cast heading to Dubrovnik for Episode VIII
This confirmation pours cold water over the majority of the rumours about what and where in the galaxy Dubrovnik fits in.
More Episode VIII news from Lizo came in the form of actor Lamin Tamba being cast in the role of Daika in Episode VIII. This news came from Lizo's research on the Star Now casting website. Tamba's career has been mostly in extra / minor roles so it looks unlikely that this will be a role of significance.