As is the case with all Star Wars movies, this 12 months’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker options loads of new planets and places that followers have by no means seen earlier than. As Star Wars followers head into the ultimate chapter, there might be loads of acquainted faces and age-old conflicts coming to the forefront, however the place these faces go could also be fully totally different.

There are a handful of recent planets which have been teased each in The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer in addition to a cover story for Vanity FairThe settings proven in these two key items of promotional materials tease new planets of differing climates with potential hints as to what we are able to count on from the story based mostly on why sure characters are there.

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Of course, the planets revealed within the teaser trailer and journal cowl story might not be the one places that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker visits when the film hits theaters this December. But, for now, listed here are all the brand new planets which have been revealed thus far.

Pasaana

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It was first thought the desert panorama proven within the Rise of Skywalker trailer was Tattooine or Jakku, two planets linked to Skywalker saga protagonists (Tattooine being Luke Skywalker’s dwelling planet and Jakku being Rey’s). But it was confirmed in the May Vanity Fair photoshoot for the movie that the desert planet Rey is seen on within the trailer is Pasaana. The planet is dwelling to the Aki-Aki, a newly-introduced species, and is positioned on on the far reaches of the galaxy. However, it is nonetheless unclear why Rey is there and dealing on her Force coaching when it is a completely new location to her and to followers.

Kijimi

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Rogue and potential bounty hunter Zorri Bliss (performed by new forged member Keri Russell) hails from the planet of Kijimi. Kijimi is a snowy, rocky planet dwelling to the Thieves’ Quarter, the place different scoundrels, thieves, bounty hunters, and impartial but morally doubtful folks reside. Possible photographs of Kijimi might have been proven within the Rise of Skywalker trailer, displaying off the darkish, craggy panorama and the buildings perched precariously on them.

Kylo Ren’s Star Destroyer

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Kylo Ren’s Star Destroyer, The Finalizer, might be a primary location in Rise of Skywalker. We’ve already seen a preview of it within the VF photoshoot for the movie with General Hux and Allegiant General Pryde (newcomer Richard E. Grant). As with different Empire ships proven in previous movies, The Finalizer might be a key location repeatedly returned to for check-ins involving Kylo, Hux, and Pryde plotting their strikes all through the movie.

The Planet Luke & R2-D2 Watch Go Up In Flames

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One of essentially the most enigmatic photos from the VF photoshoot for Rise of Skywalker revolved round Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. Luke’s look within the photoshoot is a shock as a result of he died on Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This photograph may very well be consultant of a flashback of Luke presumably revisiting the Jedi Temple hearth the night time Kylo Ren escaped. It’s by no means particularly talked about the place Luke’s Jedi Temple was positioned however this was a pivotal second in Kylo’s life and within the Skywalker saga which may very well be value revisiting.

The Jungle Planet Where Leia And Rey Hug

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The remaining new planet was glimpsed within the trailer however featured no particular landmarks that make it simply identifiable apart from a jungle. This appears to be the planet the place the remaining Resistance members have discovered secure haven since Leia remains to be a General overseeing Resistance operations and Rey would ostensibly reconvene with the Resistance on their chosen planet. Since any footage of Leia in Rise of Skywalker has been largely pulled from unused footage Abrams shot on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s an opportunity this planet is D’Qar, dwelling to a Resistance base featured within the movie. Or, it may very well be a completely new planet.

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Key Release Dates
  • Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) launch date: Dec 20, 2019