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Officially the Name of the Sith Homeworld is Moraband!

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JediNews made an interesting discovery on one of the pages of the latest Star Wars Insider magazine. It’s the official confirmation that the Sith Homeworld is no longer called Korriban, it’s Moraband…


The info published on that page is similar to The Lost Missions episode descriptions we posted a few days ago. The only difference is the information about the last Episode. Now it has a different title and a different name of the Sith Homeworld.

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This is the first proof of the unification of the Star Wars canon. I personally don’t have any problems with that. After Disney bought Lucasfilm, a new era was born and surely it comes with the necessary changes.

The change of the name also gives us a hint that Disney definitely has future plans for that planet. My guess is that the Sith Homeworld will be used in the upcoming Star Wars movies (Rebels, ST, Spin-Offs). So I won’t be surprised if we see the planet in Episode 7.

 

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  • So, Korriban is now moribund.

    • Anonymous

      with all these changes from the sith planet to carrie fisher being replaced, if its all true , then im done with star wars once and for all…..

      • Dee

        yeah you truly are a stupid fuck and not a true fan you bitching about small issues

        • Anonymous

          It’s the real fans that “bitch” about small issues.

    • Anonymous

      That’s a laugh. You must not be that big a fan in the first place if you’re willing to abandon Star Wars fandom because of the renaming of a planet and a silly rumor that’s surely not true. And nobody will believe it. It’s hilarious how many people claim they won’t see EVII for this or that reason. Total lies.

    • Yeah but it is bull that they would change things we have grown accustom to for so long. It saddens me that they consider TCW more cannon then KOTOR.I just don’t see why they would change it Moraband sounds so stupid.

    • Anonymous

      Oh No, Anonymous is done with Star wars, over a EU planet, oh the Humanity.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad they changed the name. Now they are free from the Korriban baggage & the EU fans bitching every time they changed something.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, this isn’t a “change” in the SW canon. “Korriban” is apparently some garbage featured in the EU so, it was never canon to begin with.

      The news should read that “Moraband” has been ADDED to SW canon.

      You know, EU fans are like really old people. No matter how many times you repeat something, they just don’t seem to hear or understand.

      • Anonymous

        That “gargage” is very near and dear to a lot of people. Don’t be such a short-sighted bigot. And yes, the EU was considered the official history of Star Wars. There’s dozens of quotes from people involved with Star Wars that prove that.

    • Anonymous

      dark evil planet Moraband. You mean like…. Mordor?

      sigh…

    • Anonymous

      No, Moraband is like contraband—it’s bad for you, i.e. evil

    • @Anonymous Feb 28 12:05

      If there’s a ring involved…..

    • crap. Korriban was lot better. And if they change all the aspects of the planet? What about all the KOTOR stuff that I love so much?

    • And if all the EU “garbagge” is so bad like you stupid fucking starwars noobs are saying, then why it was 10 times better than those fucking prequel movies? If it wasn´t EU, all the StarWars saga would have vanquished if you don´t know about it. And I´m a 15 years old EU fan, so shut your fucking up Anonymous February 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    • Anonymous

      Star Wars noobs? You are 15. Relax.

    • Anonymous

      “shut your fucking up” why 15 year Olds just shouldn’t cuss

    • Anonymous

      Um…no.

    • Lucas decided to change the name from Korriban to Moraband because he thought it sounded to much like Courscant but has confird they are the same planet (http://aceofgeeks.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/the-final-season-of-clone-wars-preview.html). With regards to EU: I love the EU and would hate to see it all swept under non-canon heading, but at the same time with them producing new movies, TV series and presumably more games they have to be able to create new ideas rather then being stuck with what the EU has already produced. That’s not to say however that all EU is non-canonical. Disney is currently reviewing all the EU to determine what they classify as canon. New 2 cents: I hope they include Mara, Thrawn and the characters established in the NJO. But it wouldn’t be the end of the world (or EU) if they went another direction.

    • Its not at all unreasonable to suggest that somewhere in the timeline, the name of the planet was changed. How hard is it to say that some time after 1000BBY, the name of the planet was changed to Moriband, and before that, it was called Korriban.

  • Anonymous

    You like potato and I like potahto
    You like tomato and I like tomahto
    Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto.
    Let’s call the whole thing off

    • Anonymous

      You are right! lets cancel the films all together because they changes the name of a planet never mentioned in the films. I hate to tell you, No Mara Jade either, BOOHOO.

    • Anonymous

      The name of a place is different! Oh no! Instead of ignoring it in my own headcanon like any logical person would because it’s not erasing the existence of it it’s just changing the name, I am still going to act like a 9 year old and boycott star wars!

    • Ahem. The canon used to be unified. Now, this retcons a thousand stories out of existence. Everything past ROTJ being retconned is acceptable and necessary, this is destroying an entire universe.

      • Dan

        Just try to look at it as parallel universes for now. Have you read the amazing spiderman? ultimate spiderman, the incredible spiderman… and then there are 2 versions of the spiderman films. just try to relax. I love the expanded universe but im confident that the movie will be entertaining even though it doesn’t include the korriban name… Korriban was a long time ago and the name could have changed. Russia was once the soviet union. America was once just “the new world” and so on.

    • Anonymous

      Okay calm down R3GARnator, it’s not destroying the whole universe. It is however, extremely unnecessary. All Disney is doing by making this change is displaying their power over the franchise. But lets be honest does it really make a difference what the name of the planet is? It’s still the home world of the Sith and they kind of sound the same. Just do what Anon at 4:19PM said and ignore the change and remember it in your head canon as Korriban until it’s been so assimilateed in the Star Wars universe that you’ll look like a fool for still calling it Korriban.

    • Anonymous

      “Showing power” is a very benevolent thing to do, just like Hitler’s parades. Weren’t those fun?

    • Anonymous

      So…All the games that they said were canon is now not?? Its odd that they would change a name that lucas entertainment has been using in all its Video games and Comics for the past 10 years.. Wtv im gonna just suck it up and watch it and be happy that jedi and people with lightsabers are coming back to the big screen

    • Anonymous

      “just like Hitler’s parades?” Comparing Disney to Hilter? Good thing you are hiding behind a bogus Anonymous name with a stupid comment like that.

    • A lot of people are of the opinion that Walt Disney was a neo-nazi… But I can’t speak for the corporation today

    • Walt Disney was not a neo-nazi but antisemith.

    • Anonymous

      Disney and Hitler were both anti-semetic ;)

  • Anonymous

    Eh who cares about the name. I’m sure they have their reasons. It’s not like they’re changing Tatooine’s name.

    • You say that but….

    • Anonymous

      The name was changed because Lucas thought it sounded too much like Corusant

  • Although insignificant and really not that important for some…I really don’t see why Disney felt the need to change planet names, Korriban always sounded awesome to me. It bothers me that all products and stories built around this planet now (like Knights of the Old republic) are now suddenly irrelevant and never existed. I know that these stories weren’t canon but did we really need a name change to decapitate all little hope we had of being part of the universe? No. We get it Disney, what happened before is not canon but that is a low blow for those of us who have been immersed in all the multiple Korriban storylines. The name change wasn’t needed.

    • That’s what bothers me the most, the utter lack of need to change names. Korriban is easily the most well known and recognizable planet outside of the movies.(more well known them some of the movie planets but whatever) More disturbing then not caring about Kotor, it is over ten years old, is the fact that they have an active MMO which clearly states the Homeworld of the sith is Korriban. Some people fail to understand that this is not only a dick movie but it’s bad for profit, killing the EU also kills income from merchandise, games and books related to the EU and getting that back won’t be easy if this path is continued.

    • Everything WAS canon, until this Disney stuff. People just say that only the films were canon because they are closed minded and hate things they never experienced.

      Here’s hoping they mention it’s old name along the way, that’s all they need to do really.

    • DEKKA129

      Actually, the films themselves, and to a lesser extent the film novelizations, were always what LFL considered “canon”. That was stated repeatedly over the years, and it makes perfect sense. Lucas, as a filmmaker, never wanted to be constrained by events that took place in books and comics that he’d had little or nothing to do with. If “everything” was canon, then the entire EU body of work would have to be taken into account when coming up with new film stories.

      The multi-level canon system that LFL marketing put together around 2005 or so was primarily for licensing purposes, and maintained that the films themselves trump anything created by EU authors.

      So no, the film-only canon thing didn’t come from “closed-minded peope who hate things they never experienced.” It came from George Lucas and LFL.

    • Yeah.. It’s funny, all they would have to do is have a character make an offhand quip in episode 7 about how “We haven’t been in this much trouble since [insert EU event or character here]) and fans would be ecstatic. The idea of having to differentiate between ‘pre-diseny’ canon and ST canon is a painful one that ruins something that made star wars very special. I know of some comic book fans who don’t really understand what we’re talking about as Marvel heroes’ back stories change on a month to month basis without realizing that Star Wars is/was a unified continuity..

    • Anonymous

      The name was changed because Lucas thought it sounded too much like Corusant

  • Anonymous

    Moraband is a new name never used before right? I found nothing on the net…
    Thas it mean Korriban will be deleted as the sith planet from star wars sources like star wars wiki?

  • Anonymous

    The renaming of things is being done as a “reset” button for the EU. They like some ideas, and they change the name to remove the history so they can write new material.

  • Anonymous

    They’re changing all the EU names. Mara Jade will now be called Agnes. Thrawn is Clyde.

    • Anonymous

      Those characters are not in the film, this has been confirmed long ago, Get over it, no Mara Jade, go read the lame books again.

    • Dude, they decided to cut off the canon at ROTJ a long time ago, those were gone or re-imagined. Only now, do we see EVERYTHING is being thrown out.

    • Anonymous

      Anon Feb 27 4:05
      Do you work for Disney? Didnt think so. You dont really know shit then. They havent confirmed a fucking thing.Stop being rude

    • Anonymous

      ..yeah but Anon Feb 27 6:13, Do you work for Disney? Didnt think so…

  • Anonymous

    F U LUCASFILM changing awesome name to something really close to be arrogant retards…to us it will always be Korriban !!!!

    • Anonymous

      my favourite thing is seeing distraught EU fans

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    • People spend hundreds or thousands of dollars, and this is how we are re-payed.

    • Anonymous

      they are changing a name they are not erasing it’s entire existence. It’s a planet name that’s going to be relatively new to the general audience. stop trying to demand that you deserve more respect. It’s not like they’re changing the name of darth vader. They obviously have reasons for doing it. stop taking it so personally. dear god these comments are hysterical

    • “They obviously have reasons for doing it.” No, they really don’t. It would’ve and could’ve been relatively new to general audiences with it’s original name. And I’m sorry if you think people are taking things too personally, but I for one have been reading, collecting and enjoying this sort of thing for years and from a psychological point of view it’s entirely valid for me to feel as though something has been taken from me. Star Wars didn’t just belong to Lucas and it certainly doesn’t just belong to Disney, it belongs to everyone whether they’ve written novels, played video games, immersed themselves into the EU or simply enjoyed the films. This is the same sort of thing as changing the movies by adding needless CGI over the work of craftsmen that upset people about the re-cuts of the Original trilogy.

    • Anonymous

      Yes you’re allowed to feel annoyed. But feeling as though you can’t enjoy it anymore is ridiculous and an over-reaction. Like when people say the prequels “raped their childhood”. I mean grow up, just ignore the crappy films existed and ignore it if it’s going to cause you any annoying feels.
      “”They obviously have reasons for doing it.” No, they really don’t. “
      HAHA Yeah they just got out of bed one morning and somebody thought ‘lets change the name of korriban’
      ‘why would we do that’
      ‘no reason’
      ‘ok’.
      ..For crying out loud of course there’s a reason behind it, it’s just not clear and doesn’t make sense yet because they haven’t told us what the reason is. It doesn’t mean there isn’t one..

    • If you can’t even speculate as to a sensible reason, it probably isn’t there. Humans are very arbitrary.

    • Anonymous

      Oh come on obviously there is going to be a reason. There is a reason behind all big creative decisions. Why, and HOW could they do it without any reason?..
      “If you can’t even speculate as to a sensible reason, it probably isn’t there.” umm what has personal and pointless speculation got to do with what Disney and Lucasfilm are infact doing? But ok whatever I shall humour your idiocy, well maybe they’re involving Morriband in episode 7, but don’t want some of the things from the Korriban EU to be attached to it so are changing the name. Heck, maybe it’s a legal thing. As I say, it could literally be anything. But we don’t know yet. But do excuse me, I don’t have much experience running Lucasfilm or Disney unlike obviously yourself because clearly know all.. (Your ignorance is very amusing by the way)

    • Anonymous

      By the way humans being arbitrary have very little to do with anything. You might as well have said- The sky is blue. Really, stop trying to sound philosophical because it’s not doing you any favours in an argument based on a name of a fictional planet from star wars and then claiming that they just randomly changed the name for literally no reason whatsoever. I wish you could hear yourself and how deluded you are.

    • Not wanting it attached to things in the EU is not a valid reason for renaming something. Merely ignoring it makes more sense. (You’re probably going to bring up “why don’t you just ignore the name?” Yes… because clearly making a few million people have to do that is easier and nicer than a handful of writers doing so)

    • Anonymous

      There is a reason they did it, and we do not know the reason. It’s that simple. If you’re going to start debunking random things that I just made up from the top of my head then that just shows you how stupid you’re being.

    • Me saying people are arbitrary wasn’t meant to sound philosophical. I was merely stating the fact that people do things for no reason.

    • Anonymous

      Butterflies taste with their feet

    • Anonymous

      Me saying butterflies taste with their feet is not meant to sound philosophical. I was merely stating the fact that butterflies’ taste sensors are in their feet. See, I can say random things too when I don’t have an argument.

    • It’s real interesting to hear a different point of view (than that of mine). I call myself a huge Star Wars fan however that’s predominantly based on the MOVIES only. The only trip into the EU for me is the Thrawn trilogy (post RTOJ). I thought these would make a good sequel trilogy but alas they are going with a ‘new’ storyline – AND THAT’S FINE BY ME! I feel the saga is in good hands.

      I’m not going to say that those of you who love the EU / Games etc should not be upset, but at the end of the day, it’s a real trivial thing you’re getting all hot under the collar for! Whether or not what YOU believe IS or IS NOT Canon, essentially the Producers / Writers have a blank slate to work with! So if you’re not with that, fine. Meesa thinks youssa still gonna watch the new movies anyway!!

      BTW Viral, would make sense that anyone on here SHOULD register and have a user name! Non-users should be able to VIEW only. It’s being able to trace back (email) cos there are some posting pretty disgusting comments on here! Just a thought!

  • jedo brasil

    I’m going to play KOTOR and OLD ja of no value to Disney.

  • Anonymous

    I have always hated anything EU, so I’m fine with it.

    • YanTheBostonian

      Hated? Have you read any of them? Easy to hate when we don’t know

    • It’s Geekitis. It’s not my fanfiction, so it’s WRONG!

    • Translation “I am a close minded idiot.”

  • This is VERY upsetting indeed. I once read some books and the name was one thing but now the name is something else!??! How DARE they do this to me? Now those paperback books I bought are WORTHLESS. The enjoyment I got from those stories is completely negated, I have to learn how to pronounce a whole new planet name in my head when I read new books and I’ve always been a big fan of the letter K but I just HATE the letter M. F*CK STAR WARS! I will never again watch a movie, cartoon or anything else Star Wars. My life is ruined.

    • Anonymous

      Get a life!!!! :-)

    • Anonymous

      “I have to learn how to pronounce a whole new planet name in my head when I read new books and I’ve always been a big fan of the letter K but I just HATE the letter M. F*CK STAR WARS! I will never again watch a movie, cartoon or anything else Star Wars. My life is ruined.”
      ..is this serious? Surely this must be a joke

    • Anonymous

      Hey Glosson, if a name change is going to make you not watch a star wars film again, that is great, do us all a favor and stop posting as well. Go have a good cry. Learning that new planet name sounds very hard for you, I’d hate to see your grades.

    • Anonymous

      BUT COME ON GUYZ HE DOESN’T LIKE THE LETTER ‘M’! SUCH TRAGEDY HOW IS HE GONNA SURVIVE THIS LIFE-CHANGING BLOW

    • I think Glosson was being sarcastic, guys…

      The problem, is that we have all this knowlege in our heads of the foundation of the universe, like “What is a Sith?” (the movies certainly don’t explain that), and now we don’t know those answers.

    • Anonymous

      good. the mystery is one of the highlights of the whole concept

    • Anonymous

      @Anonymous February 27, 2014 at 4:55 PM
      While mystery is important, knowing who your villains are is more important.

    • Anonymous

      For instance, when I was a kid, another kid at recess ran up to me and asked, “What is a Sith”? I told him it was the species Darth Maul was, but he told me that his species was a Zabrak, and I replied that I didn’t know what it was then.

      The point is, if we were characters in the Star Wars Universe, and you told me, “Watch out for Sith Lords!” And I asked you what a Sith Lord was, and you said, “I don’t know, just watch out for them!” than that would be useless, because I wouldn’t know what to watch out for. In the OT when they mentioned things like “Empire” and “Rebellion” we didn’t need explanations since we know what those words mean, but when you make a new word like “Sith” you should probably explain it. There’s good mystery (like knowing what a Sith is, but not knowing who might be one), but not knowing either is just plain lazy writing.

    • Thank you, R3GARnator. I thought I made it obvious enough for everyone but I guess not. I can’t believe people actually thought I was being serious.

    • Anonymous

      haha oh, EU fans are so I actually thought Glosson was serious.

  • Disney Said they would base their characters and planets and everything on the EU stuff. they dont want it to be name the same as the EU cuz then people will expect the same things to happen to the character or planets past or history, i think the name similarity’s and look of it confirms this is the first time we are seeing this in action.
    Korriban has had many names, ill just accept that this is one of them, especially since its so similar

    • Anonymous

      “Disney Said they would base their characters and planets and everything on the EU stuff.”
      Not once have they said that they’re basing everything on EU stuff. If anything they’ve made it clear that they’re doing an original story..

    • obviously you haven’t been reading or following every piece of news then i have seen it multiple times

    • Anonymous

      I have seen it multiple times to. But official word from the beast itself will always outweigh any numbers of internet rumours

    • well this is a prime example of that which proves it. i recognize the landscape of the planet, and even the name is based of korriban

    • Anonymous

      That’s because You’re a wild eyed, badass, Hardcore Star Wars fan, isn’t it dadino8100?

    • Anonymous

      lmao

    • With the familiar landscape, they could very well just say it was known as Korriban and problem solved.

      Sadly, I think those were only rumors about basing characters off of the EU. People probably fail to realize, that the EU was based off of Lucas’ sequel ideas, as explained to Zahn. So the ST resembles what the EU came FROM.

    • lol anonymous whatever floats your boat

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s not that big of a deal, but still…. It’s hard to let the name Korriban go for something else. I know a fair amount of stuff of Korriban through te games, novels etc. Do es Lucasfilm/Disney now link al that information to Moraband? Or are they re-doing the whole concept of the Sith planet, forgetting Korriban and designing Moraband? Does anybody know anything about this?

  • Anonymous

    Oddly enough… completely throwing out old EU character etc didn’t bother me. Something like a planets name does though. Weird. I guess it’s because I liked Korriban.

    Well… as long as Episode 7 is amazing I can forgive just about anything. Bring on Dara Bade and the rest :P

    • I agree on both counts. They can’t make sequel movies without messing around with the post-ROTJ world that was made when the company thought there would never be sequels. This is the difference between using a scalpel and an axe for surgery.

  • perhaps it’s not korriban, but another planet all together? There were many sith planets, some argued that Dromund Kaas was the home world, and others argued that Ziost was…

    • No, it is pretty conclusively established as the homeworld of the SITH RACE, which got conquered by evil Jedi and made into an empire.

  • Anonymous

    This is not a bad name, guys. I also prefer “Korriban” and I still think “Moraband” is a nickname for “Korriban” or vice versa.