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"You're listening to the Grand Army of the Republic broadcast, the Voice of the Outer Rim. This next one goes out to the Mud Jumpers of the 224th, slugging it out on Mimban. Keep your heads down and your seals tight, boys."
Hologram VJ — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Mimban, formally known as Circarpous V, was a swamp planet located in the Circarpous sector of the galaxy's Expansion Region that was the homeworld of several intelligent species, including the Mimbanese. For many decades, it was the site of conflict between its natives and mining interests attracted by the planet's deep hyperbaride mineral deposits. During the Clone Wars, the Mud Jumpers of the Grand Army of the Republic's 224th Division helped the Mimbanese Liberation Army repel the invading Separatist Droid Army. Following the rise of the Galactic Empire, the 224th returned to Mimban as part of the Imperial Army to subjugate the Mimbanese and ensure Imperial energy mining operations continued unabated.

DescriptionEdit

Mimban, formally known as Circarpous V,[6] was located in the Circarpous sector of the galaxy's Expansion Region,[2] in grid square O-12 on the Standard Galactic Grid.[1] Located in a remote star system,[2] the planet was connected to Attahox and Gyndine by a hyperspace route.[1] It had a dense, ionized atmosphere[2] whose thunderstorms made the planet's sky perpetually overcast, while its marshlands were always draped in mist.[9] A humid world, Mimban's surface was covered in rainforests and swamps. The planet possessed deep hyperbaride mineral deposits.[2]

HistoryEdit

Mimban databank

The Imperial garrison on Mimban.

Mimban was ignored by its neighboring worlds for most of its history, having been deemed too uncivilized and wild to colonize. However, mining interests were attracted to the planet by its hyperbaride deposits.[2] In 22 BBY, the first year of the Clone Wars,[10] Mimban was invaded by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The Mud Jumpers of the Grand Army of the Republic's 224th Division armed and trained the Mimbanese Liberation Army, promising them freedom when the Separatist Droid Army was repelled.[2]

Controlled by the Galactic Empire,[8] swamp troopers of the 224th Imperial Armored Division were deployed on the planet to battle Iasento and the Mimbanese Liberation Army.[9] After he was kicked out of an Imperial Academy, Han Solo was reassigned to Mimban.[11] During that time, his commanding office, Major Staz, was killed. Eventually, Han was framed by Tobias Beckett as a deserter. Lieutenant Bolandin punished him by feeding him to Chewbacca, a Wookiee in a makeshift execution pit.[12]

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Behind the scenesEdit

"Bog Planet—We used it in the [Foster] book and was one of the original ideas [in the earliest Star Wars scripts]. It could be the place where Luke Skywalker learns."
George Lucas[src]

Mimban was first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in "Rookies,"[13] the fifth episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' first season,[14] which originally aired on October 24, 2008.[15] Originally created as the Bog Planet in the earliest scripts of the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope,[16] it first appeared in Splinter of the Mind's Eye, a 1978 Star Wars Legends novel written by Alan Dean Foster.[17] Concepts for Mimban were later reused for Dagobah in the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[16]

Early concept art for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story used Mimban as a setting, before Jedha was developed to replace it.[18] The planet appeared in the 2018 film Solo: A Star Wars Story.[9] For a time in the movie's production, it was considered to make Mimban a planet with an aquatic, swamp-like surface.[19] According to script writer Jon Kasdan, the film's crew wanted to evoke Stanley Kubrick's 1957 anti-war film Paths of Glory and put Han Solo into the most hellish-possible war environment.[20]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide
  3. Poe Dameron: Flight Log states that atmospheres habitable to oxygen-breathers, such as humans, are known as "Type 1" atmosphere. Solo: A Star Wars Story shows that Mimban's atmosphere is breathable to humans, therefore the planet has a Type 1 atmosphere.
  4. Star Wars: Force Arena
  5. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  6. 6.0 6.1 Solo: A Star Wars Story: Tales from Vandor
  7. Solo: A Star Wars Story Ultimate Sticker Collection
  8. 8.0 8.1 HasbroInverted Star Wars: Solo (Pack: Stormtrooper (Mimban))
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Breznican, Anthony (2018-02-07). Solo: A Star Wars Story: New images and insight. Entertainment Weekley. Archived from the original on February 7, 2018.
  10. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and "Bombad Jedi" to the year 22 BBY. Since SWCustom-2011 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places "Rookies" between Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and "Bombad Jedi," it can be assumed that the events of "Rookies" also take place in 22 BBY.
  11. Last Shot
  12. StarWars-DatabankII Chewbacca in the Databank (backup link)
  13. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  14. SWCustom-2011 "Rookies" Episode Guide - The Clone Wars on StarWars.com (backup link)
  15. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide
  16. 16.0 16.1 The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
  17. Splinter of the Mind's Eye
  18. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  19. The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story
  20. TwitterLogo @JonKasdan (Jon Kasdan) on Twitter "In honor of the digital release of #SoloAStarWarsStory & in lieu of a commentary, here are 53 random factoids & notes about the making & writing for anybody who's interested. If you haven't seen the movie yet... maybe watch it before reading? Anyway, enjoy the movie & #MTFBWY"