New Star Wars Movie Announced Featuring Daisy Ridley's Return As Rey

The Skywalker Saga may be over, but Daisy Ridley is set to return, reprising her role as Rey Skywalker in a new Star Wars film from filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Set a generation after The Rise of Skywalker, Obaid-Chinoy's as-yet-untitled movie will feature Ridley's Rey serving as a Jedi Master teaching a new generation of Jedis, fulfilling a destiny teased in the sequel trilogy. This will also give Rey a chance to honor the memories of all of her fallen allies, and to make up for the regrets that her semi-mentor Luke Skywalker had in his own life as a Jedi Master.

The announcement comes as part of a quasi-trilogy of movies from high profile directors, all announced today at the panel. James Mangold will tell a story set in the distant past, which will focus on the earliest Jedi, while Dave Filoni will helm a project which will reportedly wrap up some of the stories that he has set up in the Mandalorian universe as well as his animated projects.

With so much of what has defined Star Wars in the past now closed off to its creators, this "past, present, and future" approach seems like the most reasonable one they could take to establishing a new which also has potential for its own follow-ups.

"On the third film [Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker], I was very present. On the first two, I was like, 'Oh my God, they've chosen the wrong person. Oh my God, I'm gonna screw it all up. Oh my God, oh my God.' And then by the third one, I had little time to pause. I still had moments of feeling like, 'Oh my God, am I terrible?' But I also knew that I worked really hard and that I was in a very safe environment with a lot of people that I already knew," Ridley said back in January. "So I felt very comfortable, and I really made an effort to be present every day. And it was my favorite filming experience for that reason because I was really taking in everything, and none of the joy and excitement had gone. So I felt like I could breathe a little easier. I mean, I loved all of them, but it was nice to really be in my body for that last filming experience."

"I feel like Rey's story ended in a wonderful way with the last film," Ridley added. "It's already been an insane three years since that film came out. I feel like quite a different person. We've all gone through a massive change in the last three years, with lots of crazy things happening. So I really don't know if there are plans. I just don't know. But 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."

Check back throughout the day for lots more updates from Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023.