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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Nothing good can last forever. That’s one of the sad realities of life. And despite that, studios are keen to churn out movie after movie in these blockbuster franchises.

In addition the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one franchise that doesn’t seem anywhere close to ending any time soon is Star Wars. The way Disney has set things up, it looks like we’ll be getting a new film every year in perpetuity. With that in mind, it seems inevitable that following Star Wars: Episode IX, they’d eventually get back to Rey and company.

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But is that something the actors would be up for? Speaking with Rolling Stone, actress Daisy Ridley seems to rule out that possibility. Rolling Stone begins by stating that the character’s fate is “pretty much set,” and when asked about returning, Ridley said:

“No. For me, I didn’t really know what I was signing on to. I hadn’t read the script, but from what I could tell, it was really nice people involved, so I was just like, ‘Awesome.’ Now I think I am even luckier than I knew then, to be part of something that feels so like coming home now.”

It was a bit of a confusing answer, and the outlet asked if that response coudl be seen as yes to return. Ridley was more blunt with her next response.

“No, no, no. I am really, really excited to do the third thing and round it out, because ultimately, what I was signing on to was three films. So in my head, it’s three films. I think it will feel like the right time to round it out.”

With that mindset already in the actress, it makes sense that Lucasfilm would be looking to expand the universe in a new trilogy from Rian Johnson. Now it seems clear that this trilogy will actually take the place of the saga films rather than the anthologies.

Do you think it’s a good move for Ridley to shut the door on her returning to the franchise after Episode IX? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Rolling Stone

  • Moby85

    Very interesting. I would consider this “big news”. I always thought episodes 10-12 would see Rey rebuilding some sort of Jedi order. Perhaps as a twist she dies in the process of bringing Ben Solo back from the Dark Side and it ends up being he who rebuilds the Jedi? I just don’t see episodes 10-12 happening without a Skywalker descendant.

  • TheOct8pus

    Meh, they can just CGI her…Rey Rey Binks style

  • Kronx

    I think it’s okay to move beyond the saga films. The last thing we need in 10 years is to be watching Luke’s great grand cousin fight Boba Fett’s ancient robot butler for control of the Milennium Falcon.

  • Lenin1959

    It all depends on $$$ and her career. If she can move on to bigger money (she has just started her career and can ask for higher wages in the next movies), she might not come back unless she gets paid A LOT of $$$. If her career won’t take off as planned, she might actually be asking Disney for more Star Wars. We will see how it turns out in the next 10 years, I’d say.

  • bickle2

    Good, she’s an awful, cardboard Character. The sooner this nightmare ends the better

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.