The Star Wars franchise has always been innovative when it comes to creating realistic alien planets.Planets such as Endor, Hoth, Naboo, Mustafar, and Tatooine have all taken their place as some of the most fascinating planets in the Star Wars universe. They all almost become their own characters and are often times visually stunning and unique in their own way.
Now director Rian Johnson gets to contribute his own distinctive planet to the universe. According to Johnson, the new planet we see in the trailer is called Crait. Johnson confirms that Crait will be a mineral planet that is home to an old rebel base that is now abondoned. The director told Entertainment Weekly that Crait “ends up playing a key role in the movie,” while also revealing that the Resistance skimmers seen in the trailer taking on the First Order walkers are a sort of rapid response team, “[showing] up where they have to deal with a very pressing and immediate threat.”
Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases in theaters December 15th, 2017.