The name of the planet where the second Death Star wreckage is at in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been confirmed.
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.
This isn’t the first location fans have seen with massive bodies of water, as Kamino in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones was also seen covered in water, but the new location could prove pivotal for the plot, as it appears a number of exciting sequences take place on the moon.
In addition to the moon being covered in water, the first teaser for the upcoming film hinted that the remains of the Death Star II landed on the planet, putting it in somewhat close proximity to the forest moon of Endor. The most recent trailer even included a scene where Rey and Kylo Ren face off in Emperor Palpatine’s former throne room, as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
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.