Daisy Ridley’s Second Star Wars Stint as Rey Skywalker Could Be Shorter Than the Last Time After 2019 Film’s Disastrous Rating

There are currently no plans for her beyond the upcoming film.

daisy ridley, star wars,rey skywalker

SUMMARY

  • After 5 years since the sequel trilogy concluded on a divisive note, Daisy Ridley is set to return as Rey.
  • However, it seems she might not be helming another trilogy from the outset, and fans will have to wait and see.
  • Daisy Ridley reflected on the divisive nature of the last major big-screen release in the franchise.
Show More
Featured Video

It has been five years since the last big-screen Star Wars release hit the theatres, whose disappointment pushed Disney to revamp its approach towards the galaxy far, far away. Since then, the small screen has been the House of Mouse’s priority in terms of Star Wars projects, but after a prolonged wait, the IP is finally set to return to the big screen.

Advertisement

Daisy Ridley, who headlined the sequel trilogy, is also set to reprise her part of Rey Skywalker in one of the three Star Wars films, which were announced last year. However, according to the actor, her second run as Rey might be short-lived.

Daisy Ridley Is Currently Signed for Only One Star Wars Film

A still from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Daisy Ridley as Rey Skywalker | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

When her tenure with Star Wars concluded in 2019, Daisy Ridley had a hard time landing major gigs outside the ginormous IP, as there weren’t that many offers coming in.

Advertisement

But this hasn’t hindered her excitement to return as Rey again in the upcoming Star Wars film, set to be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. However, she is only signed to this film, as there are currently no plans for the Young Woman and the Sea star to helm another trilogy.

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker ended the Skywalker Saga on a divisive note
A still from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

She said (via SmartLess Podcast)

I’m doing one, for now… it’s very cool, different director, different writer, Stephen Knight is writing it, and directing it is Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who has made some unbelievable documentaries. It’s very exciting, and I shall be reading a script soon-ish.

The Obaid-Chinoy-led film is one of the three Star Wars projects, with the other two involving James Mangold and Dave Filoni, which will kickstart a new era for the IP on the big screen.

Advertisement

Daisy Ridley Is Still Not Over the Backlash to The Rise of Skywalker

Despite being excited to return to the role, which contributed to her career coming to a standstill for a while, Daisy Ridley is still not completely over the backlash to The Rise of Skywalker. Considering the previous two installments prior to it were already super divisive, the threequel served as the last nail in the coffin, and Ridley is still upset over fans’ disappointment with it.

Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
A still from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

She told Josh Horowitz (via Happy Sad Confused):

It’s still upsetting. You don’t want people to feel like you’ve not served the thing they’re a fan of. But [The Last Jedi] was so divisive … it felt like the first one everyone was responsive in the same way. The second, super divisive. The last one, super divisive … It didn’t change how I felt about it

It’ll be interesting to see how this new chapter for the franchise will unfold moving forward, and hopefully, the Ridley-led flick can finally set things right for the IP on the big screen.

Advertisement

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available to stream on Disney Plus.

Avatar

Written by Santanu Roy

Articles Published: 1588

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1500 articles.