Actress Daisy Ridley may be hinting at a return to a galaxy far, far away!
Ridley was first cast as Rey in 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” the first movie in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy. Rey’s parentage was a hotly debated topic in pop culture. Ridley later reprised her role in 2017’s polarizing “The Last Jedi” and 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker,” where it was revealed that her father was a rejected clone of Emperor Palpatine, making her his granddaughter.
The closing shot of the film establishes Rey calling herself “Rey Skywalker,” perhaps hinting that the Skywalker Saga didn’t come to an end after all.
Daisy Ridley Hints At Possible ‘Star Wars’ Return On BAFTA Red Carpet
“I’ll always be Rey.” – Daisy Ridley 💛 pic.twitter.com/m6dTfZiqGa
— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) March 13, 2022
Although the franchise has shifted its focus to many Disney+ live-action series that take place before the events of the sequel trilogy – like “The Mandalorian,” “The Book of Boba Fett,” and “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” it’s possible that Rey will one day return to screens.
The actress, who had previously said “never say never” when hinting at a possible return to the franchise, was seen sporting a new pixie cut and a ruffled black dress at the BAFTA red carpet on Sunday afternoon.
A reporter said, “Do tell me. Do you miss being Rey? Are you going to make a return to ‘Star Wars’?”
“I’ll always be Rey,” Ridley replies with a smirk before jokingly adding, “Soundbite!”
However, the controversial nature of the end of the Skywalker Saga made fans hesitant to embrace her return.
Fans Are Divided Over Daisy Ridley’s Possible Return To ‘Star Wars’
Many fans weren’t quite sure how to feel about Daisy Ridley’s possible return to the franchise.
“She can stay Rey as long as they acknowledge that the Disney sequels are an alternate universe and will never be canon,” one user wrote. Another replied, “I absolutely hate the sequels, but I still see them as canon. I wish I didn’t, but I do. It’s stupid, but the potential for greatness was there, and for me, that’s what matters. All the actors aren’t to blame, it’s the bad writing.”
“I love the reaction of the woman after Daisy says that lol,” another wrote. “I think it would be interesting if they did make a D+ Rey series. They would be able to further develop her character and continue her new journey. Probably, better, than making more sequel films.”
“Absolutely,” another replied. “If it was Master Rey on her journey of teaching a padawan the ways of the force and the Jedi way. The villain? Her own padawan but Rey refuses to leave her side.”
“That’s not a good thing love, you should want to distance yourself as much as humanly possible from Rey Palpatine, as Robert Pattinson did with Twilight,” another wrote.
“People might hate the Sequels but I bet there hearts will change by Episodes 10-12 and whatever comes in between,” another offered. “I want to see Rey reinvent the Jedi Order with Master Yaddle and Jedi Masters that can live for hundreds of years and survived passed the original trilogy.”
“Daisy Ridley did a fantastic job playing Rey and she will always be my favorite actress in the Star Wars movies,” said another.
Fans Want To See The Sequel Characters Return In A Disney+ Series
I am soo Happy that Daisy loves playing Rey Hopefully we get to see her play Rey Again in an Post TROS Series pic.twitter.com/ihKE3vqWPl
— Anthony S (@StraderZane) March 13, 2022
“Rey/Finn/Poe D+ series, when?” another asked. Another replied, “That would be ideal, but I’d even settle for any kind of show(s) set post-sequels with occasional featured appearances by those characters. Better than nothing at all.”
“I like Daisy a lot,” another shared. “My only issue with the sequels were the story direction (or lack thereof). I’d like to see her return to the franchise at some point.”
“They did her character and the whole fanbase dirty with the sequels,” said another. Another replied, “That trilogy should have been the best. A rogue Storm Trooper and orphan sand girl learn the ways of the Jedi and restore peace. But nope.”
“I am soo Happy that Daisy loves playing Rey,” said another. “Hopefully we get to see her play Rey Again in a Post TROS Series.”