Prequel Trilogy,  Revenge of the Sith,  The Rise of Skywalker

A planet from the Star Wars Prequels appears in The Rise of Skywalker, but nobody noticed


Warning! Mild spoilers ahead.

In the opening sequence of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Kylo Ren and his Stormtroopers fight mysterious enemies in a forest environment. After the battle, Kylo seizes the Wayfinder and leaves the planet.

You may be surprized to learn that this sequence takes place on Mustafar, the volcanic planet where Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi fought in Revenge of the Sith. This information comes from the official Visual Dictionary of The Rise of Skywalker.


According to this book, the appearance of Mustafar is now different because patches of the surface have started to cool within the last decades. These events are told in the Vader Immortal VR games.

Kylo finds the Wayfinder in the last remnants of Darth Vader’s castle, which appeared in Rogue One. His enemies are “cult colonists” who worship Vader.


  • Anthony P

    “ A planet from the Star Wars Prequels appears in The Rise of Skywalker, but nobody noticed.”

    Uh, I noticed right when I saw the sphere of the planet. Only a fan of Star Wars who’s truly paid attention can notice.

    • jpieper668

      JJ Does Hates the Prequels remember he’s the one who suggested bringing back Palpatine Ruining The Chosen One Prophecy from (you Guessed it) The Prequels He doesn’t give a Sh*t about The Star Wars Mythos!

      • archdukeofnaboo


        Yeah, the lack of presence of Anakin in TROS means we’ve now gone from the Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker that was the 6 films, to the Rise and Fall of Palpatine of 9 films.

        It’s shambolic. It’s saddening. It’s frightening. And I don’t blame you or anyone else for boycotting the film – I think your voices desperately need to come to Lucasfilm’s attention, and this might be a way.

  • Slicer87

    When did Mustafar have trees? Plus a planet like that would take millions of years to cool down, nof just a couple of decades. More NuWars BS.

      • Stefan K

        With the new continuity, it is AFAIK intended that every event is as valid as the other, regardless of the medium. Hence, Vader: Immortal is supposed to be “as much canon” as ANH.
        This is obviously a complete departure from the situation before the Disney sale with its different levels of canon.

        To be fair, I think that this new “canon policy” makes sense: Disney has hit the “reset button” for (almost) all content outside of the movies and TCW. Why should they not establish a new canon where every element is considered as valid as the other? (Whether they will succeed in the long term is another matter.)

      • jpieper668

        @Stefan K
        They Can’t even keep their new Continuity Straight Like Poe’s Backstory and the infamous they fly now scene.

  • archdukeofnaboo

    Naboo would have had much greater symbolic value. It’s precisely where the Palpatine and Skywalker families (via the Naberries) intersect. Chances are Padmé and Sheev were distantly related.

    But I would say that, wouldn’t I?

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