Daisy Ridley will always hold an important station in the ever-expanding legacy of Star Wars. Her portrayal as the mysterious Rey anchored the last trilogy of films, and although Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker was not exactly a home-run way to end the trilogy, no one can fault Ridley’s performance or commitment to the role. Since then, it has been made clear that her time with Star Wars had come to a close. But, with the property continuing to grow thanks to multiple projects on Disney’s streaming service, Disney+, the door has certainly been left open for Daisy Ridley to return as Rey if the time and project were right. And it turns out that just such a time might be approaching.
Thanks to some inside info from our most trusted and proven source, we have learned that Daisy Ridley is currently in talks with the powers-that-be at Disney and Lucasfilm to return as Rey in some upcoming Star Wars project. We were not able to discern just what that project would be – is it something brand new or a project we already know about? – but that she is definitely speaking to the bigwigs about coming back as Rey in the future. Just how sizable would her return be? That is another thing we could not parse from the information we were given, but it is undeniable that Daisy Ridley is in the midst of talking to Disney.
We have to wonder if bringing back Daisy Ridley would involve another feature film or if this would be in relation to a streaming series on Disney+. Lucasfilm has been very adamant about the Skywalker Saga part of Star Wars being over, and having Rey return would definitely call some of that into question. Would this return be after the events of Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker? Or would the return of Daisy Ridley actually showcase a part of Rey’s life we did not see in the sequel trilogy? Would that mean a return to the desert planet of Jakku? Or perhaps filling in some of the gaps between the sequel trilogy entries? At this point, anything is possible.
No matter what, seeing Daisy Ridley return to Star Wars would be a momentous occasion. The character of Rey was a fascinating one that mostly got undone due to the creative decisions made in the last film. There is certainly an argument to be made that any attempt to bring back Daisy Ridley would be an opportunity to give her a more universally beloved sendoff for the character of Rey. If that is the reason she is in talks with Disney/Lucasfilm for a return, we certainly hope they have a good idea in mind.
We should stress that just because Daisy Ridley is in talks to return as Rey does not mean that the talks will be successful. Whether it is a matter of money, scheduling, or creative differences, the talks could fall through. However, we are certainly hoping to see Daisy Ridley come back to the world of Star Wars as she is a wonderful actress and deserves to leave the character of Rey on much better terms than what we saw in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.