The future of “Star Wars” movies has been a topic of discussion for fans worldwide, with many wondering when they will see their favorite characters return to the big screen. However, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has just announced that Daisy Ridley will reprise her role as Rey in a new Star Wars film since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. This news was shared during Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London, and fans can’t wait to see the upcoming movie.
The Plot of the New Star Wars Film
The upcoming movie will follow the events of The Rise of Skywalker and focus on Rey as she builds a new Jedi Order. This announcement comes as a welcome surprise to fans who have been waiting to see what will happen to Rey and the rest of the Star Wars characters after the events of the last movie.
The First Female and Person of Color to Direct a Star Wars Movie
The upcoming movie also marks several major milestones for the franchise. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who directed two episodes of Ms. Marvel for Disney+, will direct from a script by Steven Knight, known for his work on Peaky Blinders. Obaid-Chinoy is the first woman and the first person of color to direct a Star Wars movie. This achievement is a step forward in Hollywood’s push for diversity, and we can’t wait to see her vision come to life.
The Star Wars Community is Excited About This New Star Wars Film
Jon Favreau, who played Rio Durant in Solo: A Star Wars Story, expressed his excitement about Daisy Ridley returning to the franchise, saying, “It shows you how strong that community is and how big of a bond you develop. For Daisy to come back and be part of where this is going, I’m excited to see where all at what happens there.”
Production Challenges for the Star Wars Franchise
The production of this new Star Wars film has not been without its challenges. Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson, the original screenwriters, left the project in February, and Steven Knight stepped in to write the film. This is just one example of high-profile creatives departing from Star Wars feature projects months or even years after their involvement was first reported.
The Future of Star Wars Movies
While the production of the upcoming “Star Wars” movie has faced its challenges, there are still several exciting projects in the works. James Mangold, who directed Lucasfilm’s upcoming Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and Dave Filoni, the executive producer of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, will also direct upcoming Star Wars films.
Taika Waititi, known for his work on Thor: Ragnarok, is developing a Star Wars feature film in which he will direct and star. Furthermore, Shawn Levy is tasked to direct another Star Wars movie following his work on Marvel’s Deadpool 3 and the Netflix limited series All the Light We Cannot See.
Needless to say, the announcement of Daisy Ridley’s return as Rey in the upcoming Star Wars movie has thrilled fans worldwide. We are excited to see how Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the first woman and person of color to direct this milestone, will bring her unique vision to the franchise. While there have been challenges in the production of the upcoming movie, there are still several exciting projects in the works, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for the galaxy far away.