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Everything We Know About Daiyu, the New Planet in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ That We Can’t Wait to Visit

New planet, who this?

Moses Ingram looks out over Daiyu in Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi is getting off Tattooine, and that means we’re about to see a whole new location in the Star Wars galaxy! And while many of the details surrounding the Disney Plus series Obi-Wan Kenobi are still under wraps, we do know the name of the new planet in the upcoming Star Wars series. You can peep the metropolitan world in the official teaser.

No offense to The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian, but thank goodness we’re leaving the desert. You can’t make me love characters like Anakin, Rey, and Luke—who are all desperate to escape their sandy planets—only to then return to that terrain for multiple spin-offs. Listen, it’s really dry in the desert, and I was getting real thirsty for something new.

The planet is called, “Daiyu.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi writer Joby Harold told Entertainment Weekly that the planet “sort of has a Hong Kong feel to it. It’s got a graffiti-ridden nightlife and is kind of edgy. It’s just got a different lane and a different feeling.” So if the little we’ve seen of Daiyu reminds you of the Hong Kong-inspired Blade Runner or even the Hong Kong-set Pacific Rim, that’s intentional.

But we have so many more questions! Like, how is Daiyu different from Coruscant, the capital of the galaxy and city-planet that serves as a central location for the prequel films? Can’t tell you yet! But we’ll surely find out.

Where is Daiyu located?

Knowing what we know about the geography of the galaxy far, far away it feels likely that Daiyu is a core planet. That’s where the planets with the most urban development seem to be, like Coruscant and Corellia for example, and the dearly departed Alderaan. However, that’s just an educated guess. It could be an outlier like Bespin with its Cloud City or Cantonica with Canto Bight. Again, we’ll have to wait and see.

Seriously, do we know anything else?

Nope! It does appear that Obi-Wan is using some characters and storylines from Star Wars: Rebels and Clone Wars, as well as the film canon. But Daiyu is a new planet. It has not been seen or mentioned before in any film, series, comic book, or even the defunct-ish Extended Universe. So, personally, we can’t wait to get there to check it out.

Via Entertainment Weekly, Image Source: Youtube/Lucasfilm

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Leah Marilla Thomas (she/her) is a contributor at The Mary Sue. She has been working in digital entertainment journalism since 2013, covering primarily television as well as film and live theatre. She's been on the Marvel beat professionally since Daredevil was a Netflix series. (You might recognize her voice from the Newcomers: Marvel podcast). Outside of journalism, she is 50% Southerner, 50% New Englander, and 100% fangirl over everything from Lord of the Rings to stage lighting and comics about teenagers. She lives in New York City and can often be found in a park. She used to test toys for Hasbro. True story!