Star Wars: The planet at the start of Episode IX has great significance

Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX /

Kylo Ren visits an unnamed planet at the start of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Turns out it’s a pretty important planet.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opened, Kylo Ren was on an unknown planet fighting unknown creatures.

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He bulldozes  his way through them and opens a box that contains a pyramid item. He grabs it and runs off to Exegol. This first planet is never named, but it turns out it’s a very important in the Star Wars universe.

While the planet – with its red hue – was never named in the movie, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary revealed the information. The book came out on Friday with the release of the movie. It contains details on characters, their history, ships, planets and so many tiny details.

One of those tidbits is that the planet Kylo Ren visits at the start of the movie is Mustafar.

Kylo went to the crumbling remains of Darth Vader’s castle to find his wayfinder to Exegol.

As many as was thrown into the movie, not naming this planet in the movie feels like a big miss. We all know Mustafar was the planet where Anakin and Obi-Wan had their fateful battle. Vader decided to build his castle there and make it his home.

A throwaway line naming the planet or something would have been nice – especially considering all the other little bits they threw into the movie for the fans.

Here’s what The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary says specifically:

"“Kylo soon outpaces his stormtrooper escorts as he cuts a swathe of destruction through the Alazmec, who attempt to block his path to Vader’s castle – or rather, its crumbling ruins. Kylo enters the castle grounds with purpose, and finds an ark containing an artifact that will lead him to answers. The name “Exegol” burns in his mind, and he knows that at the source of this mystery he will find immense power.”"

The Alazmec are cult colonists that made their home on Mustafar. According to the book, many people have made a pilgrimage to Mustafar trying to tap into Vader’s power they imagined fueled him.

Despite its volcanic terrain there are about 15,000 residents of the planet. Now a few less after Kylo Ren visited.

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