Among the many star wars enthusiasts are excited about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is the anticipation of being introduced to new worlds in the galaxy far, far away. Tatooine, the desert planet Luke was desperate to escape to and a place that was only meant to be the starting point of the hero’s journey, has now played a starring role in many star wars media.
Although it is impossible to avoid Tatooine in Obi Wan Kenobi, we hope the show will expand the world-building and reveal some of the lesser-known and under-appreciated planets in the galaxy. All these elements were presented either on the animation clone wars, rebels, or both, but often only briefly, giving future filmmakers and showrunners creative freedom.
The curious abode of father, daughter and son has only been featured in a few episodes of Star Wars: The clone warsbut it was essential to star wars traditions. It was there that the balance of the Force was held and Anakin Skywalker faced one of his greatest tests and proved just how powerful he was.
A live-action version would be epic. By day it was a paradise where the seasons changed with the time of day, but by night summoned chaos and danger. Mortis was unmappable, dreamlike, and exerted control over all who visited. While the Holy Trinity metaphor was blatant, there was enough originality and ambiguity to keep it compelling.
Both Darth Maul and Asajj Ventress hail from this distant planet strong on the dark side of the Force. Its geography was diverse for a Star wars planet, which often have only one or two climates. Beneath a layer of red mist was an Earth-like backdrop, full of shadows and magic, suitable for cinematography.
Dathomir’s history was even more diverse than its geography. It was a matriarchal society riddled with dichotomies that would inspire exciting stories. There was even a built-in rivalry between the dominant, mystical Nightsisters and the warrior Nightbrothers, characters who would earn automatic makeup artist accolades.
If the complex politics and sprawling underwater cities aren’t compelling enough, a squid-like creature lived in the depths of the ocean (and once battled with Darth Vader).
This small planet once temporarily served as the seat of the Galactic Senate. The homeworld of Mon Mothma and Ben Solo, Chandrila has been featured in many novels and comics. It only appeared in Star Wars: Rebels like a hologram, leaving it open to interpretation.
Although not as rich in geography as some of the other planets on this list, the noble world had something of a lot star wars places are missing: infrastructure. Its art deco-inspired architecture and ancient monuments have been preserved by the mild climate. It would also be nice to see Obi-Wan visit a place that would later become the home of the next generation of Skywalkers.
Devaron was a tropical planet whose inhabitants appreciated and respected their environment. They were able to build great cities without destroying nature, and their culture has a long history of living side by side with the natural world. Thick tangles of vines covered much of the jungle, acting as walkways and bridges through the lush wilderness home to various species.
George Lucas tended to prefer inhospitable environments for his characters, a tradition that followed star wars in his Disney days. Yet making such an anti-franchise apparently working the environment in live-action would be a great challenge for an artistic team.
The source of life
Also known as “Force Planet”, Yoda was led here towards the end of the Clone Wars by the spectral voice of Qui-Gon Jinn. The Jedi Master traveled through a geyser of light (Pure Force) to discover mysterious priestesses who told him he was in the cradle of the midi-clorians.
He was then tasked with teaching “he who will save the universe from the great imbalance” and learns (with stunning visuals) that when something dies, the Living Force passes into the Cosmic Force. This planet held some of the greatest secrets (and answers) of Star Wars. With its Force geysers and floating islands, it would be a decorator’s dream.
Yoda left the Source to face his greatest trial at the birthplace of the Sith. It was here that he was deemed worthy to learn how to achieve immortality through the Cosmic Force. Obi-Wan might go through a similar journey in the new show.
Like its Light counterpart, Moraband would benefit from live treatment for equal parts atmosphere and theme. The volcanoes emitted red smoke and ominously framed the hostile planet. Inside the vast, dark Sith Temple, Yoda battled his dark side in a scene reminiscent of Luke’s infamous confrontation with his greatest fear. It would also be fun to see the illusion of former Sith Lord Darth Bane, perhaps even without the use of CGI.
Malastare occupies an important place in star wars mythology, but it has never been seen in live-action. The wooded planet was the scene of a battle between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy during the Clone Wars for its fuel reserves; a fuel so poisonous that it wiped out almost all Zillo beasts, a native species.
They are the only Zillo beasts that make this planet worth exploring. Heavily armored, covered in spikes, and invulnerable to most weapons, the giant reptilian creatures battled against Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren, with only the latter managing to kill one.
Aleen had one of the coldest atmospheres in the galaxy. Beneath its desert-like surface was a series of caverns carved into the upper crust by lava, water, and the roots of Arbozoic trees. These leafless trees are both majestic and mysterious and barely appear to be living things.
Two species inhabited this world: the reptilian Aleena, which lived on the surface and which built huge religious monoliths and spread its culture to other planets, and the tree-like Kindalo which lived in the caverns of the underworld. While both species are interesting, it’s the Kindalo that would translate best to live adaptations.
The sunless “Shadow World” would provide a production team with a difficult lighting challenge. Yet beneath a dark surface hid an ancient culture and a people whose economy was based on technology and mining. Much of the flora and fauna was predatory, and like the earth’s ocean floor, bioluminescence was common.
The Umbaran people, longtime members of the Galactic Senate, brought their highly advanced technology to the Confederacy when they changed loyalties. The quasi-human species reacted to their brutal climate by having one of the most complicated social structures in the galaxy, which would make their live versions and their world deeply fascinating.
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