Star Wars is rumored to revisit a handful of familiar locations over the course of Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and the currently-untitled Episode IX, according to a new report. Potential spoilers ahead.
According to a new report from Star Wars News Net, The Last Jedi and Episode IX will be making a return to at least three planets that were first shown in the other movies. The report speculates that these planets will appear in “Force-Flashback” sequences akin to the one in The Force Awakens, but notes that they may appear in some other way.
- Tatooine: The desert planet that was previously seen in A New Hope, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. While details on how the world will fit into the story are not clear, the report speculates that this planet is home to Luke’s now-destroyed Jedi Temple, which was briefly seen in the “Force-Flashback” sequence of The Force Awakens.
- Mustafar: The volcanic planet that was previously seen in Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One. Darth Vader’s castle, which was first seen in Rogue One, will be making a comeback – and Kylo Ren will be involved, as he went on a personal quest to learn more about his grandfather shortly after his turn to the Dark Side.
- Endor: The forest moon that was previously seen in Return of the Jedi. Darth Vader’s melted mask was retrieved from the planet at some point, but not by Kylo Ren – apparently, he later bartered with a scavenger who visited the planet – though Kylo Ren’s quest for knowledge about Darth Vader has a lot to do with the return to this particular location.
These three planets have one thing in common: they all played a crucial role in Anakin Skywalker’s life (respectively, the planet where Anakin lived as a child, the planet where Anakin “died” and was “reborn” as Darth Vader, and the moon where Vader died in orbit of it before Anakin was put to rest on the surface). The other thing that they have in common, according to the source, is that Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker will apparently have visited these worlds in the time leading up to The Force Awakens – Kylo for the purpose of learning more about the Sith and Darth Vader especially, and Luke to gain a much better understanding of the goals and intentions of the original Jedi – and they may be visited during the present of the Sequel Trilogy. More details are available on the original post.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi will unleash the Force on December 15, 2017. The currently-untitled Han Solo movie will be released on May 25, 2018. Episode IX does not currently have a release date, but it is expected to arrive in 2019.
Source: Star Wars News Net