New Detailed Information On The Jedi Holy Planet, Jedha In 'Rogue One'
It was just awhile ago that we learned of the new "force planet" called Jedha to be featured in the upcoming Gareth Edwards directed Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
A planet that Edwards describes in Rogue One as follows:
“It’s a place where people who believe in the Force would go on a pilgrimage. It was essentially taken over by the Empire. It’s an occupied territory…for reasons we probably can’t reveal…There’s something very important in Jedha that serves both the Jedi and the Empire. It felt very much like something we could relate to in the real world.”
“Within Jedha, even though there’s the oppressive foot of the Empire hanging over them, there’s a resistance that won’t give up and our characters have to go and meet people there to try and secure a person from this group.”
Well now we have even more detailed information on the planet courtesy of Lucasfilm.
Here’s the new information from StarWars.com:
A small desert moon frosted by a permanent winter, Jedha is home to one of the first civilizations to explore the nature of the Force. At one time a world important to the Jedi Order, Jedha serves as a holy site for pilgrims from across the galaxy who seek spiritual guidance. Now, the Empire occupies Jedha, and a prolonged battle between Imperial forces and scattered Rebels carries on in the timeworn streets.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters on December 16th.