Star Wars: New Details on Rogue One’s Holy Land Jedha

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story director Gareth Edwards has shared a few new details about Jedha, the holy planet that will be featured in his upcoming film.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Edwards said Jedha will serve as a place that addresses “the themes of losing your faith” as the Rebels struggle under the oppressive rule of the Empire and evil that threatens the galaxy.

While the director noted this Middle Eastern-inspired holy land is occupied by the Empire he refrained from spoiling how this place of pilgrimage fell under its evil rule. That said, Edwards did go on to say that Jedha contains something of great importance to both the Empire and the Jedi, which EW suspects may be kyber crystals, the minerals that are used to power lightsabers and potentially the key resource the Empire needs for the Death Star’s laser.

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