Diehard Star Wars fans have long speculated on the origin of Starkiller, the super-weapon for killing the planet, introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now popular theory has been officially confirmed . According to fan theories, the snow planet on which the Starkiller base was built was actually a long-established Star Wars planet called Ilum, the source of the blue and green crystals that feed the Jedi light furniture. Ilum was first introduced in 2001 as a staging of a young series after the adventures of young Anakin Skywalker, but his inclusion in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars has allowed him to join the current one Star Wars in 201
Fans note the major similarities between Starkiller Base and Ilum in 2015 when The Force Awakens first came out, but the theory really came to fruition when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story revealed that Cyber crystals were also used to power huge super-weapons such as the Death Star, making the planet an ideal choice for Starkiller's first-order base. There's also an official Star Wars galaxy that places Starkiller Base in the same space as Ilum, and a canon novel that reveals that the Empire dug the ice world as soon as it rose to power through Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith. With all this evidence in hand, fans had a compelling argument in favor of Ilum and Starkiller Base being one and the same.
Related: Star Wars: 5 Things That Have Been Confirmed for the Rise of Skywalker  But just in case the "basically confirmed" wasn't enough, Reddit users in r / StarWarsLeaks did some self-extraction – in this case retrieving data through the unreleased files of the upcoming game Star Wars: Jedi: The order has fallen. According to images extracted from Reddit users, Ilum is a place that will appear in the game – and so far the Empire's efforts so far look almost exactly like Starkiller Base will eventually turn 30 in the future.
It probably shouldn't be surprising to learn that Elymus and Starkiller Base are the same planet. If there is anything in the Lucasfilm Story group, the people responsible for achieving the canon Star Wars love to do, it makes connections between stories from different eras (and mediums) of the franchise. This is, after all, why in the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Darth Mall returned to live action, for the first time, many fans in his survival and why the show just came out Mandalorian contains references to the backgrounds, the animated series Star Wars: Rebels, and only in the first episode.
However, confirmation that a sacred Jedi planet has been turned into a terrifying weapon of mass destruction has a note of tragedy to it, especially since players in The Fallen Order will take control of the surviving Jedi, who struggles to come to terms with the death of his former comrades. The Jedi: Fallen Order will be released on November 15, 2019, so fans of Star Wars will not have to wait long to learn more about this legendary planet.
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- Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Release Date: December 20, 2019
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