Actor Daisy Ridley has confirmed she will not reprise her role as Rey in the upcoming Star Wars trilogy.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Ridley was asked if she would be appearing in the Star Wars trilogy set to be released following Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ridley's response left no room for ambiguity.
"I mean, I can say I’m not in the next trilogy," she said. "No. I think, cause Rian always said…if it’s the Rian one…or it’s the guys that did Game of Thrones. I’m not sure. Whichever one it was, they always said it was going to be a separate story. So I’m not. No."
While Ridley confirms she won't appear in the upcoming Star Wars trilogy project, The Rise of Skywalker may not be her final appearance. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the sequel trilogy's characters may appear in future Star Wars projects, be they either new movies, Disney+ projects or games.
The next Star Wars trilogy set to release following The Rise of Skywalker will be helmed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners of Game of Thrones. The first film is scheduled to be released on December 2022. Rian Johnson will start work on his upcoming Star Wars films after his upcoming film, Knives Out, finishes production. There is no current release date scheduled for Johnson's project. The movies will explore aspects and areas of the galaxy far, far away that have not yet appeared in film.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film arrives December 20.
(via Star Wars News)