The name of the planet where the second Death Star wreckage is at in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been confirmed - and it isn't Endor. The marketing for Star Wars 9 has been full of surprises right from the beginning. The first trailer revealed that Palpatine is returning, and the most recent trailer offered up even more insight into how the Skywalker Saga will end. While the return of The Emperor has been a big focus, the trailers have also shown that what remains of the second Death Star will be important as well.
Footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has made the Death Star a key location for the story, as Rey, Finn, and Poe journey to it. But, we've also come to learn that Rey and Kylo will meet once again here and engage in a big lightsaber fight that took six days to film. As exciting of a set piece as the Death Star could be, many have also wondered where exactly this wreckage is. The prevailing theory was that this could be Endor itself (while more recent suggestions mentioned Kamino as a possibility), but that is not the case.
Lucasfilm announced today in a press release that Star Tours - The Adventure Continues is getting some updates at the end of this year because of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. These updates will add a mission to the Death Star wreckage and is how Lucasfilm revealed the name of this "oceanic moon" is Kef Bir. No other information on Kef Bir has been made available at this time, so its location in the galaxy is unclear.
Even though many have hoped Endor itself will be featured in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the planet has yet to be properly shown. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi only featured the Forest Moon of Endor, which is one of nine moon planets that orbit the gas giant that is Endor. Kef Bir may not be Endor, but there is still the possibility that the oceanic moon could be one of the other eight that orbit the planet. Whether Kef Bir is part of the Endor system or not, it is likely not too far away from these familiar Star Wars locations if the Death Star wreckage crashed on it.
Kef Bir is now the latest new planet confirmed to be part of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The trailers have featured the sand planet of Pasaana heavily, although the reason behind the heroes visiting here is unknown. We've also seen glimpses of Kijimi, a snowy, rocky planet that is the home to Zorii Bliss (Keri Russell) and Babu Frick, and Ajan Kloss, the jungle planet that the Resistance has made a home of. At this point, all major locations for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may be revealed, but that's only if the big ice location in the recent trailer is Kijimi and not a new planet altogether. All of these locations indicate that while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has plenty of familiar elements, it will primarily be visiting several new planets. And if any previously known ones are featured too, then Star Wars fans could be in for a wide-spread galactic adventure this December.
- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) release date: Dec 20, 2019