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‘I’m out after the third movie,’ Daisy Ridley says she’s almost finished playing Rey in Star Wars

November 30th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We love Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and we have doubt we’ll love her in The Last Jedi too, but we’ve pretty much been told by the actress that, after Episode IX, due on December 20th, 2019, we’ll probably not be seeing her again in the role.

a few weeks ago Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy said she sees the franchise continuing for a long time and the story of Rey, Finn (John Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs) being part of that containing story (here), however now Ridley has said that’s not really how she sees it.

“For me,” Ridley says of joining the world’s greatest franchise (deal with it), “I didn’t really 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.

“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,” she goes on, “So in my head, it’s three films. I think it will feel like the right time to round it out.”

While internet rumours – as they tend to do – have already jumped to conclude the weird and wonderful, we don’t see Rey being recast in future instalments: after all, the sage waited a long time and brough back Hamill, Ford and Fisher, so recasting isn’t something Star Wars (thankfully) does.

So what say you all? If Rey steps down will she have to be killed off on screen? If she does leave does that mean Poe and Finn can stay without her?

Difficult to see, the future is…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15th, 2017

Source: Rolling Stone

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….