Daisy Ridley Doesn't Want To Play Rey After Star Wars: Episode IX

But that doesn't mean she won't.

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In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Daisy Ridley flat-out said she doesn't want to play Rey after J.J. Abrams directs Episode IX. Here's the exchange after she was asked about it:

"No," she says flatly. "For me, 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."

But, um, doesn't that sort of sound like a yes? "No," she says again, smiling a little. "No, no, no. 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. So in my head, it's three films. I think it will feel like the right time to round it out."

In the same article, J.J. Abrams also said he felt that Episode IX was the end of the Skywalker saga that has driven the nine-film story. "I do see it that way," he says. "But the future is in flux."

So maybe it isn't done? The real answer here is, of course, that there is no answer yet. Ridley sees the story ending at Episode IX because the trilogy will conclude, just like Return of the Jedi concluded the original trilogy. (After that, Rian Johnson is creating three new films that have nothing to do with the Skywalkers.) But Ridley also said if 30 years down the road she was asked to come back, she would. And though she's only contracted for these three films, it seems incredibly possible that Disney could back the proverbial dump truck of cash to her house to sign her back up, 30 years from now, or even in 2020.

As Abrams says, the future of Star Wars is in flux. However, it does seem likely these characters may get a nice, long holiday after 2019, if nothing else.

The Last Jedi opens December 14. Episode IX stars filming next year, with a targeted release date of 20 December 2019.

[Rolling Stone]

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    They'll throw a truck load of cash in her direction to continue on after the completion of this trilogy to stay on. Rey means too much money in merchandising and theme park opportunities for Disney to let her go.

      Really depends where they take the next trilogy (and there will be a next trilogy). If they move to a different time like the distant past (like some people have speculated) then she won't have a role.

    I think they should make a broad spectrum of star wars films. Some more targeted at the original star wars fans which are older. Can be R rated, violent and a little more gritty. Explore the Dark side. The younger audiences they can keep it fluffy.

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