As the expansive universe of Star Wars continues to evolve, fans are buzzing with excitement over the multitude of projects in the pipeline. One project, in particular, is drawing intense anticipation—it’s the movie starring none other than Rey Skywalker. Daisy Ridley, who brought the character to life in the last trilogy, a series of films that sparked debate and division among the Star Wars community, is set to return. While an astronomical salary certainly sweetens the deal for Ridley’s reprisal of the role, she insists that the story itself is a major draw for her.
Daisy Ridley can barely contain her enthusiasm for the storyline of her Star Wars comeback. When questioned by SFFGazette, Ridley responded with candid honesty. “The short answer is that I don’t know,” she admitted, referring to the full scope of the upcoming film. However, she’s undoubtedly thrilled about the opportunity, and it’s not just because of the director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s gender or her impressive portfolio of documentaries. Ridley finds Obaid-Chinoy’s vision for the movie’s story incredibly captivating. “She gave me a complete summary of the story,” Ridley shared. And her reaction? If the story weren’t compelling, she would’ve been ready to postpone her involvement. But clearly, the narrative has sparked something within her, confirming its worthiness.
The new film may not feature some familiar faces from Rey’s past, such as Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, John Boyega’s Finn, or Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron. While Ridley acknowledges the potential absence of her former co-stars, she doesn’t seem overly concerned. “I still don’t know who is who or what is what in the movie,” she says. Reflecting on whether she’ll miss her colleagues, Ridley notes the considerable time that has passed since the Skywalker saga concluded. She began her Star Wars journey at the age of twenty, being the youngest member of the cast. “It took me the first two movies to feel like it was worth being there,” she confessed. However, now in her thirties, Ridley’s perspective has shifted. Her experiences working with various directors have honed her craft, instilling a newfound confidence in her acting skills.
While Ridley’s return to Star Wars is highly anticipated, it’s not the only project generating buzz among fans. ‘The Mandalorian and Grogu’ remains a hot topic, potentially even overshadowing the excitement for Ridley’s movie. Although the continuation of the series into a fourth season hasn’t been officially announced or dismissed, what’s known for sure is that Pedro Pascal, the star behind the Mandalorian helmet, has a packed schedule that could complicate things.
In the ever-growing galaxy far, far away, the adventures are never-ending, and the fascination with what’s to come is as strong as ever. Whether fans are eager to see the paths of Rey Skywalker, the Mandalorian, or Grogu, the Star Wars universe promises to deliver compelling tales of heroism, conflict, and the enduring battle between light and dark. As these stories unfold, one thing remains certain: the Force is still very much alive and well in the hearts of fans around the world.