Sequel fans’ wishes were granted at Star Wars Celebration this year when it was announced that Daisy Ridley was returning for a new Star Wars film set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. In an exclusive interview by Steve Weintraub from Collider, we got a bit more insight on Ridley’s reveal at Celebration and a little bit of insight on the upcoming film.
Discussing her reveal at Celebration, she said:
"“It was such a nice reception. I was sh*tting myself before I went on stage, because no one knew I was going to that. No one knew I was going to Celebration, bar like Kathy [Kennedy] and there were a couple of people. I was so nervous. Oh my God. It was such a wonderful reception.”"
Ridley added about her upcoming film:
"“I’m very excited. The story is really cool. I’m waiting to read a script because, obviously, I don’t have any other updates. It’s not what I expected, but I’m very excited.”"
One thing that is unsure at this time is if the film will be a new trilogy or a standalone movie. Ridley didn’t have much to update on that front because she didn’t know herself. She answered:
"“I know the storyline for one film. That’s not to say that that’s all it is, but that’s what I was told about. And I imagine it will be the next film, I think. I mean, again, I don’t know, post strikes and everything, how quickly everything will start up again. But yes, so far, I know the story of one film and I think people will be very excited.”"
She is correct that there is excitement because a new Star Wars film is always a big deal. With three movies announced at Celebration and Taika Waititi‘s film still in the works, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan.