One of the OG film franchises that laid the stepping stones for the creation of the massive cinematic universes that we are familiar with today is undoubtedly the one that has one of, if not the most rabid and die-hard fanbases in the entire world. Star Wars was the vision that George and Anthony Lucas brought to life with their original trilogy with their first film Star Wars: A New Hope on 1st July 1978, and have expanded since then into a whole cinematic universe that has substantiated itself among the top 1 percent of the premier film franchises in the world!
Building upon the original trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney has created an empire of subsequent trilogies that have exceeded expectations!
It looks like this is a trend that Disney wants to continue, as we now have reports of a new film of the Star Wars franchise that has received a green light to go into development and production pretty soon, and rumors are already spreading that a familiar face might become the face of the upcoming project.
Daisy Ridley Can Be A Part Of The Upcoming Star Wars Film
For a couple of months now, we have been constantly receiving small updates and rumors about a Star Wars film that was under development, and helming this project is the one and only Damon Lindelof, who presents his accolades in writing scripts for shows like HBO’s Watchmen, The Leftovers and Lost, along with Justin Britt-Gibson, a young and rising writer who worked as an executive story editor on the vampire drama, The Strain, and wrote episodes of Starz’s The Counterpart, a series that deals with parallel dimensions. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who directed two episodes of Ms. Marvel, has reportedly taken the helm of the direction for the upcoming Star Wars film.
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With reports pouring in from all around, sources say the movie project is intended as a stand-alone but in success could lead to more movies. That plan goes against the earlier Lucasfilm development process, which saw the company try to come up with new Star Wars trilogies. Now, the studio seems to focus on stand-alone projects. Since the upcoming film would not be any kind of a sequel to the last trilogy of The Skywalker Saga, people were doubtful that the actors from the trilogy would be seen again. Still, recently it was reported that Daisy Ridley, who played Rey Skywalker in the last films might make an appearance.
As for any details, we have none, but still, seeing as the events that transpired in the sequel trilogy, we can make logical and plausible presumptions that Rey Skywalker can very well be the protagonist of the upcoming project, which means the Daisy Ridley can be called back to reprise her role.
Why No More Star Wars Trilogies?
Since the original trilogy has been closely connected to the Skywalkers, it has been a constant exploration into the individuals of the family, which was in more ways than none, concluded in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. As many of you may know, constantly relying on one individual or set of interconnected individuals betrays the idea of an expanding universe. Disney pressed pause on its Star Wars theatrical plans following The Rise of Skywalker, with the studio focusing on streaming TV. The Mandalorian helped power Disney+ and became its de facto flagship show when it launched in November 2019, and has been so successful that it has been revived for a third season. Lucasfilm’s Andor is currently streaming, which has gained its own success through the fans’ admiration.
With the clear indication that the fans now have a newly-acquired taste for exploring the uncharted universe beyond the Skywalkers, the upcoming film can be another indicator of whether the films can be successful if they are standalone rather than stretched out trilogies.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter