Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Daisy Ridley has revealed that she won’t be playing Rey after this current Star Wars trilogy ends.
Star Wars never really left us, yet for a while there we were starting to wonder whether the very the prequels were going to be the very last Star Wars movies to come to cinemas. Thank God for Disney, who swooped in to purchase the distribution rights from George Lucas. Two movies later, the Star Wars cinematic vehicle is very much up and running again and we’re all eagerly awaiting Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi which will hopefully reveal some more information regarding the heritage of Daisy Ridley’s character, Rey.
Ridley’s easily one of the highlights of this new Star Wars trilogy. Rey is a fascinating character and we all want to know what her deal really is. Where does she come from? Who are her parents? Who is she related to? How come the Force is so strong with her? These are all questions that will be answered over the course of this Star Wars trilogy. Some of them will be answers in The Last Jedi, but not all.
However, will Rey’s story continue beyond this current Star Wars trilogy? According to her interview with Rolling Stone, probably not. When she was asked whether she’d be in a Star Wars movie after J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX, the actress said, “No”.
She continued: “For me, I didn’t really know what I was signing on to. I hadn’t read the script, but from what I could tell, it was really nice people involved, so I was just like, ‘Awesome.’ Now I think I am even luckier than I knew then, to be part of something that feels so like coming home now.”
Yet, that does make it sound like she wants to come bak. Apparently not. “No,” she says again. “No, no, no. I am really, really excited to do the third thing and round it out, because ultimately, what I was signing on to was three films. So in my head, it’s three films. I think it will feel like the right time to round it out.”
We already know that Rian Johnson is currently developing the next Star Wars trilogy and that this story will explore new areas of the galaxy and focus on new characters separate from the Skywalker family. It’s not really a surprise that Daisy Ridley says she won’t be involved, however, it does make one think: could Rey be a Skywalker? Who knows. We might very well know the answer to this question in a few weeks time.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is coming to UK cinemas on December 14th. Have you purchased your tickets yet?
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