Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker might serve as the culmination of the Skywalker saga, however, Star Wars fans are still hoping that they’ll get to see some of the sequel trilogies newer heroes in Lucasfilm’s upcoming films.
The studio previously announced that it would be developing a trilogy by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and another trilogy by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Though Lucasfilm confirmed that both trilogies wouldn’t be connected to the Skywalker saga, fans had still been holding on to the hope that sequel trilogy favourites like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) might be able to make appearances.
Unfortunately, Ridley herself says that she won’t be appearing in either trilogy.
Speaking in an interview with BuzzFeed, Ridley was asked if fans could expect to see her in Lucasfilm’s planned trilogies.
"I mean, I can say I’m not in the next trilogy," Ridley told BuzzFeed . "No. I think, 'cause Rian always said…if it’s the Rian one…or it’s the guys that did Game of Thrones. I’m not sure. Whichever one it was, they always said it was going to be a separate story. So I’m not. No."
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Ridley won’t be able to appear in films outside Johnson and D&D’s trilogies. Who knows, Lucasfilm might want Ridley as a Force Ghost in one of its future projects. Or maybe as an elderly Jedi master. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed for now.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.