Since this is J.J. Abrams, I feel compelled to say this: Please don’t bring back another, even bigger Death Star. They are obviously deeply inefficient weapons, costing a fortune but always too flawed to survive even a minor rebel assault.
Beyond that, it’s just lazy. I can forgive The Return Of The Jedi re-using the Death Star concept, partly because it was done so well and gave us the great Endor battle and the wonderful throne room scene. But Starkiller Base was too much of a retread in a movie already far too similar to A New Hope.
Instead, give us more cool stuff like Snoke’s huge ship or the Dreadnaught or, even better, a First Order home planet. Anything other than yet another Death Star will do. Since Snoke is dead, we don’t have to worry too much about this being a rehash of Episode VI, but leaving giant round space stations out of it would be a big help.
Erik Kain. Forbes.com