Daisy Ridley Reprising Her “Star Wars” Role in Three More Movies

Daisy Ridley at the
Daisy Ridley at the "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" London premiere in 2017. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (9287059x)

Daisy Ridley introduced a whole new generation of fans to the Star Wars franchise, and she’s coming back for more! The British actress will return as Rey in three more Star Wars films, which will see her trying to build a whole new Jedi order.

Ridley was introduced as scavenger-turned-Jedi Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as a part of the franchise’s young cast which also included Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. She reprised this role in The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, but we haven’t seen her play Rey ever since the sequel trilogy concluded.

Ridley finally confirmed her return during a surprise appearance at the Star Wars Celebration in London. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will direct the first new film starring Ridley, while Dave Filoni and James Mangold are on board to helm the next two.

Ridley said she’s “very thrilled to be continuing this journey”, and her return doesn’t come as a huge shocker. Back in February, she discussed her Star Wars future with The Hollywood Reporter and said she would be open to the idea of playing Ray again.

“Ultimately, I loved my experience, I loved what I got to do and I love the people I got to work with. So, should that happen again, even once, amazing. Because the dream is to really be around nice people that make you feel good and feel heard while you do good work,” explained Ridley.