English actress Daisy Ridley, who starred in the 2015 epic ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,’ is poised to reprise her role as Rey in a forthcoming film set after the events of ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Here’s the scoop…
Three more Star Wars films announced
At the Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London, Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, took the stage to discuss what lies ahead for the future of Star Wars movies. The audience was delighted when Kennedy announced that three new feature films have been greenlighted for development. Kennedy said each film will come from a different era of the Star Wars timeline.
The first is focused on the very beginning of the Star Wars universe and focuses on the supposed “dawn of the force,” Collider reported. James Mangold has been tapped to direct.
The second film in the works is a live-action feature that looks to unite various aspects of The Mandalorian‘s New Republic era. Making his feature film directorial debut will be longtime Star Wars television creator Dave Filoni.
The third film in development will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and is set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker.
Daisy Ridley to star in upcoming film that follows events of ‘The Rise of Skywalker’
Fans were surprised when English actress Daisy Ridley, 30, made a surprise appearance at Star Wars Celebration 2023.
Ridley starred in the 2015 epic Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and is set to reprise her role as Jedi Knight Rey in a forthcoming film set after the events of 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.
Here is everything that’s known so far…
The film comes nearly 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker. It is still early in development, so there is no official title or trailer as yet, nor a release date.
“I am very thrilled to be continuing this journey,” Ridley told the audience, People reported.
Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, 44, a two-time Oscar-winner, said the movie “will tell the story of rebuilding the new Jedi order.”
Obaid-Chinoy is set to make history as the first female director of the Star Wars feature film. The Pakistan-born director and producer rose to fame through her documentary work, winning Academy Awards for Best Documentary, Short Subjects, in 2012 for “Saving Face” and 2016 for “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.”