It is a place near and dear to Star Wars fans. Not to mention it has hosted lots of great characters. Is a return to Tatooine coming in Episode IX?
Connecting stories to fit into one big one can be tricky. However there is no reason to overthink some things. A return to the familiar planet of Tatooine is one thing that should happen in the Skywalker swan song in Star Wars: Episode IX.
First off, for a sheer sentimental send off, director J.J. Abrams should give us one last look at the famous desert planet that has importance to the overall story. Yet would satisfy fans at the same time.
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Perhaps, a return to the Mos Eisley Cantina or even the Lars old farm. Tatooine is far too of an important place to just ignore and throw away. Also that does not fit Abrams’ style of which he carefully crafted The Force Awakens and grew up a self-acknowledged Star Wars fan.
The planet has hosted some heavyweights such as Anakin and Luke Skywalker, Jabba the Hutt, Han Solo and Chewbacca, not to mention Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi have all lived or set foot on the legendary ball of sand.
One clue that a return is plausible is we know that Abrams filmed in Jordan. To be more specific, in some sandy plains. That could serve as the planet that saw Luke skywalker be handed his father’s lightsaber.
I can only speculate that if we head back to Tatooine it will have something to do with either the Skywalkers or perhaps another character hanging out in the cantina. I have a hard time believing Abrams would miss an opportunity to include such a deeply connected area of the universe — and to end the Skywalker story where it began.
Episode IX is scheduled to come out on December 20.