A few days ago we ran a report in which The Spice Mines of Kessel were reported to be in Star Wars Rebels. After speaking with someone tonight who is apparently in the know, we probably do not see the Spice Mines of Kessel in the series.
In our last report on Star Wars Rebels we were told:
Apparently, there is a thing called Kessel spice mines (I only knew the Kessel run), but they’ll appear, too.
In appears in the episode in question, Wookiees are to be transported to the Spice Mines of Kessel to work as slaves for the Empire. But from what we have seen in the trailers, it appears the rebels free the Wookiees and no one is forced to step foot on Kessel. So unless they have a follow up episode where they actually go to the Spice Mines of Kessel as liberators, I do not believe we will necessarily be seeing that place any time soon in this television series.
I was also told we will understand why Chewbacca was so offended by Luke Skywalker trying to put shackles on him in A New Hope based on this sequence.
Here are the Wookiees in question from the Star Wars Rebels 60 second trailer:
If you recall Threepio says:
We’ll be sent to the Spice Mines of Kessel, smashed into who-knows-what!
I suppose that means when the Empire catches you and doesn’t kill you, they send you to work in the Spice Mines for the profit of the Empire and it is not a fun place for Wookiees or droids.
That’s it for now!