Star Wars has quite a list of projects in the works currently, and yesterday, news broke out that Dave Filoni is taking over as chief creative officer of Lucasfilm Studio, meaning that he will take a more active role in the creative development of the projects, something that fans are really excited about.
Speaking of projects in the works, there is something for everyone, from Mangold’s new Star Wars film that takes place thousands of years in the past to Waititi’s undisclosed project that he claimed “will piss off the fans.’ Somewhere in the middle of this is a new Rey movie, for lack of a better title. A new Star Wars movie was announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023, focusing on Rey after ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film follows Rey’s journey to rebuild the Jedi Order. Originally, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were set to write, but Steven Knight took over. The story is set 15 years after ‘Rise of Skywalker,’ exploring the post-war, post-First Order galaxy with the Jedi in disarray. Kathleen Kennedy shared that Rey is working to fulfill her promise to Luke and rebuild the Jedi Order based on the books.
Now, Daisy Ridley commented on her movie with her statement to Collider, that she initially believed she wasn’t doing any more movies but was then approached with a proposal and that the movie was not at all what she expected.
No, I’m not doing another one. Then it all happened after I came back. It was such a nice reception. I was shitting myself before I went on stage, because no one knew I was going to that. No one knew I was going to Celebration, bar like Kathy [Kennedy] and there were a couple of people. I was so nervous. Oh my God. It was such a wonderful reception. I’m very excited. The story is really cool. I’m waiting to read a script because, obviously, I don’t have any other updates. It’s not what I expected, but I’m very excited.
She also couldn’t confirm whether there is a single movie focusing on her in the works or an entire trilogy.
I know the storyline for one film. That’s not to say that that’s all it is, but that’s what I was told about. And I imagine it will be the next film, I think. I mean, again, I don’t know, post strikes and everything, how quickly everything will start up again. But yes, so far, I know the story of one film, and I think people will be very excited.
We do know that Rian Johnson’s new Star Wars trilogy was in the works featuring new characters, but that project was shelved for the time being, so what Ridley’s new movie could be about is anyone’s guess.
As a reminder ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘The Rise of the Skywalker’ weren’t well-received movies when it comes to fans, especially some aspects of Ridley’s character Rey, who fans believe developed too quickly without any sort of logical explanation. Also, her lineage and expectations related to it were disappointing. Hopefully, the upcoming movie does something different to give justice to both Rey and Ridley.
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