Daisy Ridley Has Confirmed Rey Will NOT Be In The New Star Wars Trilogy. As the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IX approaches, conversations about the future of the franchise have been more frequent, particularly in individual interviews with the stars of the film.
Celebrities such as Mark Hamill and John Boyega have expressed a sense of closure for their roles as Luke Skywalker and Finn at the end of this final trilogy. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker will be the final installation in what is being referred to as the “Skywalker Saga” for Star Wars. It seems fellow cast member, Daisy Ridley, feels her time as Rey is over following the release of Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker this December.
During an interview with Buzzfeed News show, AM to DM, Daisy was asked if she would be a part of the new Star Wars Trilogy. She responded with, “I can say I’m not in the next trilogy. Because Rian [Johnson] always said… if it’s the Rian one, or it’s the guys that did Game of Thrones. I’m not sure. Whichever one it was, they always said it was going to be a separate story. So I’m not, no.”
Though Ridley says she is not in the next trilogy for the Star Wars franchise, she left the door open for the possibility of returning to the Star Wars Universe in the future.
It was previously announced Game of Thrones writers, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, would be penning a new trilogy for Lucasfilm. It is still unclear if the pair will be working with Director Rian Johnson, or if Weiss and Benioff and Johnson are working on two separate trilogies for the studio.
Though Lucasfilm is already planning another trilogy in the future, it will be a couple years before we see another Star Wars title in the box office line up. “We will take a pause, some time, and reset,” Iger said, “because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”
There are many stories left to tell in the Star Wars Universe, but with the over saturation of Star Wars films being one of the many reasons Solo: A Star Wars Story performed so poorly in theaters, Lucasfilm and Disney are being cautious and believe a break is in order to help fans prepare for an all new trilogy that will introduce us to an entirely new storyline and lovable characters.
Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker premieres in theaters December 20, 2019.
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