This November, we will witness the closing of an epic, iconic saga that spanned over forty years in the form of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
And once that’s over, many of its current recurring cast will also after the end of this final film in the series, despite the franchise actually being set to continue with a new movie to release every other year until 2027.
That includes the likes of Daisy Ridley, who portrays the Force-wielding Rey in the movies. Ridley has gone on record saying that her time on Star Wars will end with Episode IX, and nothing more.
“I can’t actually imagine it right now”, said Ridley in an interview with Vulture on the prospect of reprising her role as Rey in future Star Wars films.
“[Wrapping up Episode IX] felt like an end. I don’t know what’ll happen in however many years. There are so many characters in the Star Wars world who’ve never been explored. There’s so much for the filmmakers to work on. So right now, I don’t think so. But who could say, really? An opportunity might present itself. Right now, it feels like a really nice full stop on the Skywalker series.”
Co-stars John Boyega (Finn) and Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) have echoed Ridley’s sentiments as well. The former told MTV News that he ‘honestly” thinks he won’t be coming back to play as Finn, highlighting that Episode IX is the film that “ends everything”. The latter was a little more cryptic, only stating that Episode IX is the “end of the entire Skywalker saga”. The finality in his tone, however, does hint that he may not be returning as Poe Dameron as well, but only time will tell, of course.
At present, Ridley and her co-stars have their sights set on the horizon, with Ridley currently tipped to play as Batgirl in an upcoming Warner Bros. solo film in the DC Extended Universe.
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