About Crait

Source: UproxxWebsite “In the name reveal interview EW did with Johnson, the director revealed a little bit about the planet. He said, “It’s way out there. It’s very remote. It’s uncharted. It’s a mineral planet and so there are mines on it.” In many ways Crait shares many similarities with the ice planet of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back. In the second part of the original trilogy, the Rebel Alliance is holed up in a base on a remote, inhospitable planet where a pitched battle breaks out. But unlike Hoth, it’s possible Crait is being occupied by both the First Order and the Resistance for its resources. Johnson’s mention of mines indicates the Rebellion once utilized the planet as part of their supply chain before abandoning the outpost.”

Our South American Star Wars brothers and sisters quickly noticed that Crait is “Salar de Uyuni”, an immense salt lake in Bolivia. The cockpit hanging from the crane is not the center of the speeder but the left hand side part. Click to enlarge.

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