Daisy Ridley's Star Wars story ends with Episode IX

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 June 2019
Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley has confirmed that her appearance as Rey in 'Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker' will be the end of her journey in a galaxy far, far away

Daisy Ridley has confirmed she will not be returning as Rey in the next 'Star Wars' trilogy.

The 27-year-old actress first played Rey in J.J. Abrams' 2015 film 'The Force Awakens' and Rian Johnson's 2017 follow-up 'The Last Jedi' and she will be seen again as the character in this year's 'The Rise of Skywalker'.

Ridley has now revealed that her story will end when this current trilogy wraps up and she will not be a part of 'Game of Thrones' showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff's new series of movies in the 'Star Wars' universe.

Speaking to Buzz Feed, she said: "I mean, I can say I'm not in the next trilogy. No ... They always said it was going to be a separate story. So I'm not [in it], no."

Abrams, 53, recently took to Twitter to confirm that shooting on the next instalment of the sci-fi franchise has wrapped ahead of its December 2019 release.

Alongside a shot of Daisy, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac embracing each other, the director wrote: "It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX. There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast. I'm forever indebted to you all."

The movie – which wraps up the current trilogy and the Skywalker saga – will feature scenes with the Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, despite the fact that she sadly died at the age of 60 in 2016.

Abrams admits he made it his goal to give the iconic 'Star Wars' character a fitting send-off and was able to do so in 'Episode IX' by using unused scenes from the previous two instalments which were shot before her passing.

He said: "Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without [Carrie] eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie Lourd, we have found a way to honour Carrie's legacy and role as Leia in 'Episode IX' by using unseen footage we shot together in 'Episode VII'."

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams
  • UK release: 19 December 2019

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that…

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