Daisy Ridley’s Next Star Wars Film: When Will It Be Released?

Daisy Ridley's Next Star Wars Film: When Will It Be Released?

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Fans want to know what the upcoming Star Wars story from Lucasfilm entails and when it will be released since not only will Star Wars making a comeback to theaters, but Daisy Ridley as Rey will also be appearing in it.

Lucasfilm announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023 that Daisy Ridley would be back in a new Jedi Order movie directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, which will follow 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.

Having already been in the news for several months since the announcement, here’s what you should know and anticipate from Rey Skywalker’s Star Wars post-sequel trilogy film.

Is Daisy Ridley's Star Wars Movie Delayed?

Out of the three new Star Wars films that were revealed at Celebration, Daisy Ridley’s return was anticipated to make its premiere on December 19, 2025.

But Lucasfilm’s big-screen announcement came before the recent strikes in Hollywood that effectively shut down the business.

In truth, the film was supposedly postponed from December 2025 to May 22, 2026 during the WGA strike and prior to the formation of SAG-AFTRA.

Then, in a June report, a possible start date for production was April 2024.
The actors’ strike started in July; it’s unclear if this has caused (or will cause) additional delays.

Still, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s project has faced more obstacles than only Hollywood’s present impasse.

On the eve of the film’s launch, writer Damon Lindelof said he “was asked to leave” and that the new film would still go on, “but unfortunately not with [him].”

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The president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, stated in April that Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, would be submitting a revised script “in the next month and a half.”

It’s unclear how much he managed to get done between then and the beginning of the strikes in May.

Nonetheless, Daisy Ridley and Obaid-Chiony’s project is still the front-runner to be the next Star Wars movie to hit theaters because it was in development first.

When Will Daisy Ridley's Star Wars Movie Release?

The new Jedi Order film from Star Wars was last expected to be released on May 22, 2026.

Once more, though, this date should be viewed more as a placeholder than a guarantee because it was announced before to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Still, if casting and scheduling don’t get in the way, the movie might stick to its May 2026 release date now that the writers’ and actors’ strikes have ended.

If not, it’s important to remember that Star Wars has also reserved the theater dates of December 18, 2026, and December 20, 2027, which are subject to change.

What To Expect From Daisy Ridley's Star Wars Movie

“60 years after Rise of Skywalker” was the plot of Damon Lindelof’s abandoned film proposal, which centered on “an older Rey.”

The revised premise of the movie, however, begins just “15 years” after Episode IX, when “the Jedi are in disarray,” as stated by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy following the writer’s stepping down.

“Well we’re 15 years out from ‘Rise of Skywalker,’ so we’re post-war, post-First Order, and the Jedi are in disarray.”

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It’s unclear exactly who these other Jedi are, but there have been whispers that John Boyega may reprise his role as Finn and at last demonstrate his Force sensitivity.

In addition, Kathleen Kennedy said that Rey played by Daisy Ridley will be “trying to rebuild the Jedi Order” using the holy Jedi books that Luke Skywalker gathered.

“There’s a lot of discussion around, ‘Who are the Jedi? What are they doing? What’s the state of the galaxy?’ She’s attempting to rebuild the Jedi Order, based on the books, based on what she promised Luke, so that’s where we’re going.”

Just what this new Jedi order will look like and how closely it resembles the former is one of the movie’s biggest questions.

Kennedy did point out that a new order and a fresh time frame will enable the franchise to “start with something fresh:”

“And I think it offers just tremendous opportunity to introduce new characters and start with something fresh, because we culminated with what George [Lucas] was creating, and now we take all of that and move it to the next chapter.”

After an agreement between the studios and SAG-AFTRA is achieved, fans of the Star Wars franchise should anticipate hearing more about this future movie, especially if Lucasfilm is keen to start production on Daisy Ridley’s project.

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