Thursday, May 23, 2024

New “Star Wars” Movie Will Pick Up Where Last One Ended, with Daisy Ridley as Rey, from Female Director


“Star Wars” is coming back.

The next film will star Daisy Ridley again as Rey, and be directed by a woman, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Steven Knight (“Peaky Blinders”) is writing the screenplay.

LucasFilms’ Kathleen Kennedy made the announcement today in London at the Star Wars Celebration.

The film picks up the action after the events of “Rise of Skywalker.” Now even Luke is dead, so is Leia, so it’s up to Rey to start a new generation of Jedi’s.

It’s unclear if anyone will be back from other films in this new chapter. My guess is R2D2 and C3PO are eternal.

“Star Wars” will never die. We will, but it won’t!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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