Disney and Lucasfilm do not have any plans to end the Star Wars franchise as they have plans for a new trilogy with the director, Rian Johnson and a live-action TV series in the works, but it appears the studio will have to move forward without star Daisy Ridley. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she said she is done playing Rey after the as-yet-untitled Star Wars: Episode IX.
Ridley revealed that she doesn’t want to continue playing the character past the end of the current trilogy. “No,” she said. “For me, I didn’t 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.”
Pressed further, Ridley explained that she originally signed on for three films and that she feels that it will be the right time to move on from the character after Episode IX. “No,” she said. “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.”
Directed and written by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theatres on December 15 and the upcomg movie stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma,) Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Benicio Del Toro (‘DJ’), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Laura Dern (Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo), and late Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa).