Anakin Starkiller said:
I know this might be controversial but I think Jakku ought to be Tatooine for poetry reasons. It just feels strange having all three protagonists start on a desert planet and two of them are the same but then the third one isn’t?
I agree. I would’ve much preferred Rey not be from a desert planet at all. SO many interesting environments she could have originated from. The whole junker/scavenger angle could have easily worked on Coruscant or Corellia, but they just had to go with another desert planet.
But since it would be next to impossible to remove the desert planet angle, I agree it’s thematically more interesting to make it Tatooine and keep the whole “rhyming stanzas” thing Georgie boy was always on about than have it still be a desert planet, but not the same one that appears in in five of the previous six movies.