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Speculations about Daisy Ridley’s return as the lead character Rey in a future Star Wars project had been going on for quite some time. The confirmation finally came during the Star Wars Celebration in London in April. Ridley will be playing Rey “Skywalker” in director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s movie, set fifteen years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. Though plot details are scarce, we do know that Rey will be a “powerful Jedi master” running her own training academy. Recently, Ridley addressed her return as Rey for the first time since Celebration in an interview with Collider.
“I was shitting myself before I went on stage, because no one knew I was going to do that,” she commented on her unexpected appearance at the Celebration panel.
“No one knew I was going to Celebration, bar like Kathy [Kennedy] and there were a couple of people. I was so nervous. Oh my God. It was such a wonderful reception. I’m very excited. The story is really cool. I’m waiting to read a script because, obviously, I don’t have any other updates. It’s not what I expected, but I’m very excited.”
Ridley did not reveal specific plot details but confirmed that the untitled Star Wars film (previously rumored as A New Beginning) will be the next Star Wars project to begin production.
“I know the storyline for one film. That’s not to say that that’s all it is, but that’s what I was told about. And I imagine it will be the next film, I think. I mean, again, I don’t know, post strikes and everything, how quickly everything will start up again. But yes, so far, I know the story of one film and I think people will be very excited.”
“What we’re exploring is the evolution of the Jedi,” when the project was first announced, Kathleen Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, informed Empire magazine about it. “We’re moving 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker. The First Order has fallen, the Jedi are in chaos – there’s even a question of how many exist anymore – and Rey’s building the New Jedi Order, based on the text that she was given and that Luke imparted on her.”