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Last week we discussed the last act of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The climatic ending of The Force Awakens leaves us with the death of one of the greatest heroes ever and the return of one of the greatest heroes ever. After the information about the ending was discussed there were a lot of questions about the planet at the end of the film.
The question we were asked the most pertained to Luke Skywalker’s abode. Is it the same planet as where the Resistance Bay is located? At this juncture, I do not believe that is the case. I believe it to be a different planet.
We see the “Resistance Bay” area and the Falcon casts off. Everyone waves to the ship. According to our sources these shots are listed as exterior day shots. When the Falcon heads for the Jedi Monastery, the shots are exteriors and listed as being at night, which is indicative of space (all space shots are listed as nighttime by default). The next shot is a plate shot from Skellig Michael. This shot is listed as day. The rest of the shots of Rey walking up the stone stopes and handing the lightsaber to Luke Skywalker are also day. So she leaves the planet and it is daytime, then it is nighttime and then daytime again. So it implies they went to space to go to another world. I also always believed it was a different planet because Poe and Leia wouldn’t need the saber to find Luke if they knew what world he was on.
I find the patterns interesting on the walls. A lot of sources have described this world (where the Resistance is located) as Yavin IV. In a movie where Jakku isn’t Tatooine, I’m not sure what to think. But that’s interesting, nonetheless.