Star Wars thrill fans as they announce THREE new films with Daisy Ridley returning to the helm
Lucasfilm has announced that the Star Wars saga continues with three brand new films.
Each outing takes place at different stages of the Star Wars timeline, with 33-year-old Daisy Ridley returning once as Jedi hero Rey.
The actress first appeared in 2015’s The Force Awakens, then starred in The Last Jedi in 2017, before finalizing her character in 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.
Set 15 years later, the film sees the hero, now a master, build a new Jedi order.
When announced at the Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London on Friday, it was revealed that Rey’s story would be directed by Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Back for more: Lucasfilm has announced that the Star Wars saga will continue with three brand new films
Action Hero: Each outing takes place at different stages of the Star Wars timeline, starring Daisy Ridley, 33, who returns as Jedi hero Rey
Role: The actress first appeared in 2015’s The Force Awakens (pictured with John Boyega) and starred in The Last Jedi in 2017, before The Rise of Skywalker in 2019
Taking the stage, the filmmaker said, “I’ve always been drawn to the hero’s journey and the fact that the world needs a lot more heroes,” adding that she’s worked with “a mighty Jedi master.” — before revealing Daisy to the public.
The actress gushed, “My heart is pounding, I’m very excited to continue this journey.”
Meanwhile, the other two projects will be directed by James Mangold, fresh off the latest installment of Indiana Jones, and The Mandalorian’s Dave Filoni.
Mangold’s movie is said to go back to the ‘dawn of the Jedi’, and Filoni’s movie follows The Mandalorian and Ahsoka.
During the celebrations in London, Daisy sparkled in a red fitted dress with a big bow on one shoulder and tight around her waist.
She added a pair of nude stilettos to her height and pulled her dark hair up neatly.
She first starred as Rey alongside longtime stars Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in 2015, as well as series new stars John Boyega and Adam Driver.
The trilogy ended in 2019 when Rey visited Luke Skywalker’s abandoned residence to bury Luke’s (Mark Hamill) and Leia’s (Carrie) lightsabers.
Next: When announced at the Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London this week, it was revealed that Rey’s story would be directed by Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (right)
Blast: During the London festivities, Daisy sparkled in a red fitted dress with a big bow on one shoulder and cinched in at the waist
Cast and crew: Daisy (left) looked sensational as she joined producer Kathleen Kennedy (center) and director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (right) at the ExCeL Center
Earlier this year, Daisy responded when asked if she would be open to reprising her role the epic space opera franchise.
Together with Emilia Clarke at the Sundance Film Festival, the actresses, who both adapted their characters’ stories into the films, were asked the question.
For Clarke, she didn’t mince words when she fired back with a quick ‘no’, while Ridley had a different answer when she confessed she would definitely consider returning.
Clarke, 36, played the role of Qi’ra, Han Solo’s childhood friend and romantic interest, in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
When asked, she said with a laugh, “I mean… no,” according to Indie Wire adding, “That would be nice, that would be really nice. I’m having a really bad time on Marvel, but they’re absolutely brilliant.”
Meanwhile in an interview with IMdB, Daisy confessed that she would definitely consider returning to the group: “I mean, I’m open to a call. I am looking for a job!’ she said.
The actress also spoke DeWrap about how she has watched the various Star Wars franchise shows on Disney+ and considers herself a huge fan.
“I haven’t watched them all, but that’s just because of the timing and things like that. But yeah, I mean the work everyone is doing is amazing,” she shared. “I was working with Pedro Pascal and I was like, ‘This is really cool; he’s the Mandalorian.” I still find it all very exciting.’