We’re getting close to the release of The Rise of Skywalker, and with it comes plenty of new planets!
We have seen plenty of these new planets in the footage revealed for the film so far, but while we don’t know a whole lot about them, here’s what we do know of these new planets:
By far the planet we’ve seen the most about is Pasaana, which is yet another desert planet in the Star Wars universe. This once, according to Vanity Fair, is “on the edge of the galaxy.” According to the Vanity Fair issue released earlier this year, the Aki-Aki species are natives of Pasaana.
So far, we have seen quite a bit of this planet.
- This is the planet on which Rey ignites her lightsaber and flips over Kylo Ren’s ship.
- This is the planet on which the heroes flee from the First Order in the speeder chase. This speeder chase involves Finn, Poe, and C-3PO on one speeder, and Rey and Chewbacca on another one. They are pursued by First Order forces that include bikes (with wheels) that launch First Order jet troopers.
- This is the planet on which Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, and C-3PO arrive in the Millennium Falcon and look out over a massive festival/celebration.
- This is the planet where the Knights of Ren show up at, standing on the edge of a cliff.
- Additionally, this is the planet on which many of the behind-the-scenes Vanity Fair images were taken, including of the Aki-Aki and an image of the Knights of Ren.
Considering just how much we’ve seen of this world, I’m pretty confident in saying that this probably is from the first act of the film and probably is where a lot of the central plot gets going.
This planet is called Kef Bir, and the most significant thing we have seen about it is that it houses the remains of the second Death Star. That leads me to speculate that this is probably another moon of Endor (the planet), just like the forest moon of Endor.
So far, we have seen this world primarily through the lens of these ruins, as we have seen the heroes – Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, C-3PO, BB-8, and D-O – standing on a grassy plain looking out over the wreckage sitting in a raging ocean. We’ve also seen Rey riding a speeder out across the waves, heading for the ruins, and we’ve seen her and Kylo Ren fighting on the wreckage.
But one other important thing that we have learned is that Jannah is from this ocean moon, so this is probably where our heroes first encounter her!
We don’t know a whole lot about the planet Kijimi yet, but we did learn a few things from the Vanity Fair issue: this is where Zorri Bliss is pictured; this is a “snow-dusted world”; and on this world is a place known as the “Thieves’ Quarter”.
But Zorri Bliss isn’t the only character we’ll be introduced to on this planet, as Star Wars revealed that Babu Frik is also stationed here, working “among the Spice Runners of Kijimi”. That means that the shot of the heroes looking at C-3PO as he’s getting worked on by Babu Frik (with Zorri looking on too) probably takes place on Kijimi.
Additionally, we see Rey standing in the streets of Kijimi with her lightsaber ignited facing Kylo Ren. It’s possible that this is a Force bond, but regardless of whether they’re both actually there or not, Rey is there and looks to get into a fight there as well.
One other thought: in some of the footage we have seen a snow planet getting blasted from above, and I’m guessing it’s Kijimi. My guess is that one of the Star Destroyers from the Sith fleet fires at the planet, causing devastating damage.
Ok, so this one isn’t exactly confirmed, but the new Star Wars monopoly game has a location called “Ajan Kloss”, with what looks like a rebel base on a jungle world. So putting the pieces together, I’m guessing that the location of the Resistance base in this film is Ajan Kloss.
If so, then Ajan Kloss is seen right near the beginning of the movie (per J.J. Abrams at Celebration), and this is where we’ve seen the footage of Rey training in the forest. This is also the place we’ve seen Leia at in the brief glimpses we’ve had of her character, and it seems likely to me that this is also the place where we see the Resistance gathered in a hangar, led by Poe.
So those are the four new planets we know of so far, but there are others. There’s the planet where Supreme Leader Kylo Ren fights with his First Order forces, and then of course there’s the planet where Rey faces off against Palpatine. Plus, the floating iceberg place is a new one too. We don’t know anything about those, however, so we’ll have to wait and see.
One thing that is very clear so far, though, is that this movie looks beautiful. I can’t wait to see it.