Daisy Ridley is set to reprise her role as Rey in an upcoming Star Wars film set fifteen years after the end of The Rise of Skywalker. A new interview by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy teases that her journey may be harder than first believed.
The Star Wars Celebration back at the start of April promised a whole new world for the galaxy far, far away. While Star Wars has been dominating the world of streaming with hits like The Mandalorian and Andor, their films been on a bit of an off-foot since 2019’s Rise of Skywalker, or perhaps even further back depending on who was asked. The celebration saw the announcement of three new films each set during a different time period: “The Dawn of the Jedi”, “The New Republic”, and the “New Jedi Order”. While not much has been revealed yet about any of these three films, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy teased the future of Daisy Ridley’s Rey being filled with chaos:
“What we’re exploring is the evolution of the Jedi,” Kennedy told Empire Magazine. “We’re going very far back, we’re looking at the present, and now 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.”
The idea of a Jedi order in chaos sounds interesting, but is far from new ground for Star Wars. Even the Obi-Wan Kenobi show touched on the concept with the idea of Jedi being on the run following the execution of Order 66. Star Wars is always at its best when it tries new things. The Mandalorian became a hit by exploring lesser-cared about parts of the mythos. Rogue One did much of the same. While it’ll be exciting to see Daisy Ridley return as Rey, one can only hope Star Wars truly has its eyes on the future and not stuck on the past.
The future of Star Wars looks brighter than ever
During Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm made some exciting announcements for the future of the franchise. At the event, Kathleen Kennedy announced that Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Dave Filoni and James Mangold are all set to direct their own Star Wars movies. Details about the projects are still scarce, but each one is set during a different time period in the galaxy far, far away.
The announcement of these three new Star Wars movies marks an exciting time for fans of the franchise. With each movie being directed by a different filmmaker, there is sure to be a unique perspective and style brought to each project.
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