- "Those systems are beyond the Outer Rim, in Wild Space. Not on any map."
- ―Kanan Jarrus
Wild Space was the name given to a vast cluster of unknown star systems on the very edge of the galaxy's rim. It was located "off the edge of the map," where no one knew what was on the other side. In contrast, the so-called Unknown Regions were mapped but largely unexplored.
With the outbreak of the Clone Wars, a conflict that pitted the Galactic Republic against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, exploration of Wild Space slowed considerably. Three years later, the Republic emerged victorious. Its new leader, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, proclaimed himself Emperor, replacing the democratic union with his own Galactic Empire.
Age of the EmpireEdit
During the reign of the Empire, travelers again traversed Wild Space. The new government's Survey Corps even took an interest in the furthest reaches of uncharted space. Demand for maps of Wild Space increased as a consequence, allowing cartographers to make a decent living by producing and selling them. Auric and Rhyssa Graf, two couple of married interplanetary explorers, spent fifteen years making maps of Wild Space, until their capture by Captain Korda of the Imperial Navy. Vinthar, a pirate of the stolen Super Star Destroyer Annhilator, was known to introduce his captain as "the pirate ruler of Wild Space! The glorious knave, Eleodie Maracavanya!"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars film (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ambush" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hunt for Ziro"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Overlords"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Altar of Mortis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ghosts of Mortis"
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Nest
- Adventures in Wild Space: The Dark (Mentioned only)
- "Orientation"—Star Wars Insider 157 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Rebels – "Legends of the Lasat"
- "The Thune Cargo"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 22
- Battlefront: Twilight Company (Mentioned only)
- The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure (Mentioned only)
- Aftermath: Life Debt
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Beginner Game
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Entertainment Weekly's Ultimate Guide to Rogue One