Why The First Order Didn't Blow Up Coruscant in The Force Awakens

Isn't Coruscant the Republic capital?


1/17/2022 1:45:00 AM

The StarWars planet Coruscant was originally intended to be blown up in The Force Awakens, but the people at Lucasfilm had other plans.

Isn't Coruscant the Republic capital?

After the start of the Clone Wars, Coruscant became a corrupt and dangerous place due to the conflict between the Jedi Order and the Sith. In Revenge of the Sith (2005), Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, with more than a little help from Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, ended the Republic and formed the Empire. While the 1997 Special Edition of Return of the Jedi implied Coruscant fell under the control of the New Republic following the Battle of Endor, Disney’s sequels make no mention of the once-capital. When the First Order annihilated the New Republic in J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens (2015), Starkiller Base blew up the galactic capital Hosnian Prime rather than Coruscant.

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