Daisy Ridley commented on how she believes the ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be received compared to the divisive conclusion to Game of Thrones.
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring the sequel trilogy to an end and mark the conclusion of the Skywalker saga that began with the first film in 1977. Of course, fans are already formulating theories on how the main Star Wars saga will conclude and some fans are keeping their fingers crossed in hopes that the final chapter will not fall below expectations as Game of Thrones did this past summer.
Fortunately, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Daisy Ridley had some reassuring words for fans during an interview with MTV News at Disney’s D23 Expo. While Daisy Ridley admitted she has not caught up on Game of Thrones, she is aware of how the series ended and stated that she believed the final chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy will not be as divisive:
“I think this ending will be less controversial.”
Of course, the final season of Game of Thrones received criticism for what many believed to be a dramatic drop in the quality of the writing and the controversial decision to abruptly turn Daenerys Targaryen into an antagonist in the final episodes. While Game of Thrones has come to an end, the franchise is set to continue with a prequel series. Details on the Game of Thrones prequel are still under wraps, though the series is said to be set roughly 5,000 years before the events of George R. R. Martin’s original story.
Do you share in Daisy Ridley’s optimism about the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ending avoiding the same fate as Game of Thrones season 8? Let us know in the comments section below!
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. The film will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.
Source: MTV News
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.