Disney might be perfectly happy to keep the Star Wars train chugging ’til the end of time. But that doesn’t mean all of its stars want to stay on board forever.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Daisy Ridley revealed she’s ready to step back from Rey after Episode IX.
“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 said. “So in my head, it’s three films. I think it will feel like the right time to round it out.”
And it does seem like Episode IX will be the end of an era. In the same story, director J.J. Abrams says he sees his Last Jedi sequel as the end of the Skywalker saga (though he adds that “the future is in flux.”)
That’s big, regardless of whether or not Rey turns out to be a Skywalker. This one family has been at the center of every single Star Wars movie save Rogue One, and even that one worked in a Leia cameo.
But hey, never say never. Even Ridley’s willing to acknowledge that she could find her way back to the series eventually, just like her co-stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, and Harrison Ford did.
“Who knows? I honestly feel like the world may end in the next 30 years, so, if in 30 years we are not living underground in a series of interconnected cells … then sure,” she said. “Maybe.”
You heard her: If you want to see Ridley return to Star Wars after Episode IX, it’s on you to make sure the world is still up and running in another three decades. Sounds like as good an excuse as any to vote, call your senators, etc.
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