Daisy Ridley Stops ‘Star Wars’ Sequel Retcon, States: “I Will Always Be Rey”

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Daisy Ridley as Rey

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Despite the ongoing backlash from Star Wars fans over the tumultuous sequel trilogy helmed by JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson, fan-favorite Daisey Ridley just dropped a significant hint to her Star Wars return.

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The Skywalker saga ended on a half-note with Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019). Every Star Wars fan either loved or hated the new Star Wars story, claiming that it might not have been the best way to end the episodic journey of George Lucas and his space opera.

From Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), Ridley and her co-stars, including John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), and Kelly Marie Tran (Rose) received an overwhelming amount of backlash from fans, forever dividing the Star Wars universe fan community.

Daisy Ridley as Rey
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Nonetheless, Rey Palpatine is one of the most enduring characters to date, and many rumors suggest that she, Ben Solo/Kylo Ren, Finn, and Poe Dameron are all returning in a new Star Wars saga.

While it’s unclear precisely what Lucasfilm has planned for the future of these figures — the possibility of a retcon is looming — Daisy Ridley just confirmed that she’ll “always be Rey”:

“I’ll always be Rey.”

Her comment was a sly smile and a charismatic glimmer in her Hollywood eyes. It’s clear that Ridley isn’t done with Star Wars, nor is John Boyega as he’s campaigned for his respective character to receive the correct story treatment and more.

Adam Driver as Kylo Ren
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Daisy Ridley’s comments come when legendary Star Wars novelist Alan Dean Foster claimed The Last Jedi was “a terrible film” and retconned the story to fit what he and many fans felt should have unfolded.

Speaking with YouTube channel Midnight’s Edge, Foster shared:

“Episode VIII was out, it was a done deal. And, I went and saw it, and I thought it was a terrible film. I thought it was a terrible Star Wars movie, and there’s no need to go into why because every fan already has. I thought, ‘How can this be retconned? How can we fix as much as possible from Episode VIII in a proposed Episode IX?’ And I wrote a partial treatment for that, attempting in that storyline to explain a lot of the really silly things that happened in Episode VIII.”

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Nonetheless, with the new Star Wars story in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi leading a new era of this galaxy, it’s clear that Lucasfilm is revitalizing their full-length film industry to redirect their storytelling and fill some gaps left in the sequel trilogy.

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Rian Johnson’s future Star Wars trilogy seems to have been scrapped following the tumultuous controversies after Johnson killed of legend Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in The Last Jedi after the Jedi Master used the Force from Ahch-To to project his likeness across the galaxy to the planet Crait in an attempt to stop his nephew, Kylo Ren, from killing Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher), Poe Dameron, and the rest of the Resistance.

Whether or not we’ll Daisy Ridley return to the big screen as Rey Palpatine/Rey Skywalker is unclear, but her comments leave the question: what does she know about her return?

More about Obi-Wan Kenobi

The story begins ten years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his most significant defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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McGregor recently stated that the most “annoying” part of returning to his Star Wars role was that he knew the series was happening years before Lucasfilm even announced its development in 2019:

“That was annoying. Every interview I ever did for, you know, years, people would say, ‘Well, are the rumors true?’ And I’d have to sort of, I’d have to lie. I’d have to say, ‘Well, you know, I don’t know. I’d be happy to play him one day again.’”

Sung Kang as the Fifth Brother Grand Inquisitor
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The world of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff)Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), and Moff Gideon’s (Giancarlo Esposito)the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and the Clone War.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new TV show or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker (left) and Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (right)
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“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.

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