Daisy Ridley to Return as Rey in Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Film

Lindsey
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Star Wars Celebration has officially begun, and fans on the other side of the world woke up bright and early to some exciting news from a galaxy far, far away as Lucasfilm’s Studio Showcase kicked off in London.

It appears that Daisy Ridley isn’t quite finished with the Star Wars franchise yet, because she’s officially set to return in a film directed by the Oscar-winning Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and written by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). Set 15 years after the last time we saw her in The Rise of Skywalker, the film will see Rey as a Jedi Master working to rebuild the Jedi Order.

Ridley first joined the Star Wars universe in the 2015 film The Force Awakens, in which her character unknowingly found herself on a journey that would change her life as she went from a lonely scavenger on Jakku to a Force-sensitive individual (with a shocking family lineage) that would eventually harness the power to help change the tides in the battle between the Resistance and the First Order once and for all.

At this time, it’s unknown if any other familiar faces from the sequel era will return alongside Ridley, such as Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron and John Boyega’s Finn.

This is one of three films announced during the panel, including a movie from Logan’s James Mangold set during the dawn of the Jedi and another from the one and only Dave Filoni, which will place an emphasis on the New Republic as it closes out the “Mando-Verse” (which includes Disney+ titles such as The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and presumably Skeleton Crew).

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Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, she's likely reading books and comics or dabbling in creative writing. Otherwise, she's probably yelling about Star Wars, Marvel, anime, or Ted Lasso. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com
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