Canto Bight is a fictional city in the Star Wars universe, located on the planet Cantonica. The city first appeared in the 2017 film The Last Jedi and has since been featured in various Star Wars media.
History and Description
Cantonica is a wealthy planet known for its casinos and luxury resorts, and Canto Bight is its most famous city. It is a popular destination for the galaxy’s elite, including crime lords, smugglers, and politicians.
The city is known for its opulence, with extravagant buildings and lavish casinos lining its streets. It is also home to a diverse population, including the Canto Bight Police Department, who keep order in the city, and the Canto Casino’s Master Codebreaker, who is known for his exceptional hacking skills.
During the events of “The Last Jedi,” Canto Bight served as a key location in the Resistance’s mission to stop the First Order. Finn and Rose travelled to the city to find the Master Codebreaker, who they hoped could disable the First Order’s hyperspace tracking technology. However, their mission ultimately failed, and the city became a battleground in the final battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
In other Star Wars media, Canto Bight has been featured in novels and comics, providing more insight into the city’s culture and history.
|Location||Cantonica, Outer Rim Territories|
|Primary Species||Human, Various Alien Species|
|Key Features||Canto Bight Casino, Fathier Stables, Luxury Spas, Race Track|
|First Appearance||Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)|
|Notable Residents/Visitors||DJ, Finn, Rose Tico, Vice Admiral Holdo|
|Inhabitants’ Attire||Extravagant and flamboyant clothing and accessories|
The scenes set in Canto Bight in The Last Jedi were filmed on location in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The production team transformed the city’s historic old town into the Star Wars city, with various practical and CGI effects added in post-production.
The depiction of Canto Bight and its role in The Last Jedi was met with mixed reception from fans and critics. Some praised the city’s design and the social commentary on wealth inequality it presented, while others criticised it as a distracting and unnecessary addition to the film’s plot.
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