Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actress Naomi Ackie weighed in the possibility of seeing a Jannah spin-off.
While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker concluded the journey of multiple characters that started with the original film in 9177, the latest chapter of the franchise also introduced a brand new character named Jannah, portrayed by Naomi Ackie. While very little about the backstory of Naomi Ackie’s Jannah was revealed aside from the fact that she was once a Stormtrooper with the First Order, many viewed the final scene with the character as the set up for a potential spin-off.
During an interview with Digital Spy, Naomie Ackie reflected on how “surreal” it felt playing one of the first black female leads in a Star Wars film. When the topic shifted to a possible spin-off with Jannah, Naomie Ackie stated that she believes it could happen and noted that the character has a rich backstory and future that has yet to be told:
“Jannah was a completely new character and I like the idea that the Star Wars universe is expanding. I think Jannah could get a spin-off. She has a really rich backstory that JJ [Abrams] told me about, and a future that we still don’t know about.”
However, when asked if there was any truth to the idea of Jannah being Lando Calrissian’s long-lost daughter, Naomie Ackie simply made a gesture suggesting her lips are sealed and said, “that’s my answer.”
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Here is the official synopsis for The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
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. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
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Source: Digital Spy