Star Wars confirms Daisy Ridley return as three new movies announced

It’s official Daisy Ridley is coming back to the Star Wars universe.

Fans erupted in delight at the Star Wars Celebration in London, when LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that not only are three new movies in the pipeline, but one of them will see Ridley return as Rey too.

Ridley will reprise her titular role in a movie led by Ms Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, that takes place 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker ends.

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While most of the details have been kept underwraps about the project, it seems she will play an integral role in rebuilding the new Jedi world order.

In a surprise appearance at the convention, the actor took to the stage to share her gratitude to director Obaid-Chinoy for bringing her back into the fold in a galaxy far, far away.

Ridley said: "I am so so thrilled to be at the celebrations with you all in London. Thank you Sharmeen for having me back, I’m very thrilled to be continuing this journey."

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It comes after Ridley hinted that she might return to the franchise earlier in the year, after her last appearance in 2019 in Episode IX the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga.

Speaking to IMDb at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, the actress was asked if she had any plans to revisit the franchise, to which she replied: “I mean, I’m open to a phone call – I am looking for employment.”

Alongside, Ridley’s return a whole host of upcoming projects were announced including a movie led by The Mandalorian director Dave Filoni, and another about the first ever Jedi directed by James Mangold.

The news was followed by the release of the new Ahsoka trailer, alongside a confirmed release date for August.

The Mandalorianseason 3 is streaming on Disney+, with new episodes on Wednesdays. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the entire Skywalker Saga are available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K now, as well as on Disney+.

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