Possible Brief Description of a New Planet in Star Wars: The Last Jedi ?
According to Making Star Wars, one of their sources has vaguely described a new planet that will be of some importance in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read on for the details.
MSW reports that their source described the new planet as looking like “Mars with snow on it“, and seems to be a base of sorts for the First Order. This red and white planet juxtaposed with the cool greens and blues of Ahch-To would definitely make for some nice visual contrasts in the upcoming sequel. MSW also speculates that the real-world filming location at the salt flats of Bolivia might be a stand in for this new planet. In their report, they also make mention of a “Stormtrooper General” being present at this location.
Based on the report above, let’s speculate for a bit about this new planet. A couple of planets that could possibly fit this description in the existing the Star Wars canon are Moraband and Dathomir, but of course, it could very well be a whole new planet.
Moraband is a planet with terrain described as “desolate” and “mountainous”. Here’s what Wookieepedia says about the planet:
Moraband was abandoned after widespread devastation during numerous wars. Located on the surface was the Valley of the Dark Lords, a wasteland filled with the tombs of ancient Sith Lords such as Darth Bane, among others.
Moraband also known in the past as Korriban, was the homeworld of the Sith. It was left an abandoned wasteland after many wars, though its existence was never forgotten by the Sith. Darth Bane, who created the Rule of Two, was the last Sith Lord to be buried in the Valley of the Dark Lords prior to its abandonment.
We have to remember the fact that Kylo Ren and Snoke are not Sith lords. This is something Pablo Hidalgo has explained numerous times. Still, that doesn’t mean that we won’t see the planet involved in the story in some capacity. Perhaps they found something there of great importance?
The planet Dathomir is said to have swamps, forests and mountains terrain so it is a possibility as well, but it is very unlikely mainly because of the importance that planet has already had in the Star Wars canon. Dathomir seems kind of played out at this point and I doubt it will have much significance in the sequel era.
Dathomir is the home of the Nightsisters, the Nightbrothers, Zabraks who were ruled by the Nightsisters, and particularly Asajj Ventress and Darth Maul.
As I mentioned though, this red planet could very well be a whole new world, which will be most likely the case. What do you think?
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