Friday, May 1, 2015

Galactic Map Reveals New Planets?

By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars 7 News is reporting that the official Italian Star Wars Facebook page recently posted a map of the Galaxy featuring many familiar names, along with some new ones. The post teases Star Wars Day, which will apparently be happening on May 3rd there. The map comes with no details or context, so we're left to presume a great deal. Curiously it's design is almost identical to Milan, Italy's Metro map. But the most intriguing aspect of this map is that it appears that all of the planets seen on it come from either the six films, The Clone Wars or Legends - except three: Jakku, Ikotch and Davaron.

We're actually quite familiar with Jakku by now, which was mentioned by J.J. Abrams at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim a few weeks back, thus confirming that the desert planet we see in The Force Awakens trailers is Jakku. But Ikotch and Davaron, on the other hand, are brand new. According to my research, these names have never before been associated with Star Wars.

So that leads us to some questions; are these actually new, never before seen planets? And if so, will we see them in soon to be released content, like The Force Awakens?

It seems implausible that they are randomly generated names with no purpose, given that all the rest of the names are previously established canon or Legends planets. It's possible "Davaron" is simply a misspelling of Devaron, but I'm just guessing. Regardless, it's obvious whoever made this map did their homework.

It's also worth noting that some have noticed that one of the planets is named "Kira" and are speculating that it is connected to the rumored code name for Rey(Daisy Ridley). Interestingly Kira is not a new planet. In fact, it can be traced all the way back to a Roleplaying game released in the 1990's. Also, the map missing some planets like Coruscant, Kamino, Sullust and others, so it may be focused on a specific region, such as the outer and/or mid rim, and not the entire Galaxy.

So, what do you think? Is this some elaborate joke? Or do we have something here? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Facebook
Via: Star Wars 7 News

Update: Lucasfilm's Matt Martin just tweeted this in response to the map:

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