Star Wars was taken under the wing of Disney over the past five years, producing the latest trilogy in the saga, finishing with The Rise of Skywalker. In an unexpected twist Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) turned out to be a pivotal character, as it was revealed she was the granddaughter of Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid).
In an even more shocking turn of events, Rey eventually defeated her grandfather, and renounced her heritage.
The final moments of the film saw her showing off a brand new yellow lightsaber before revealing her new name was Rey Skywalker – to honour her previous masters, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Leia Organa (Carrie Fisher).
Since then, fans have been eager to find out if and when the trilogy’s characters would be making a return to screen.
It took 35 years for Hamill to reprise his role as Luke Skywalker – so will fans have to wait a similar amount of time to see Rey Skywalker again?
Ridley recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was hosted by Disney alum Josh Gad.
During the conversation with Gad Ridley was asked if she would be eager to return to the franchise in “ten years”.
To which she responded: “I mean, the world is a crazy place right now. Ten years seems an awfully long way away.”
Despite this, she went on to give her reservations about returning to the franchise.
She added: “I say never say never… but to me Rise of Skywalker was tied up with a bow.”
Gad jokingly responded: “I hope that we get to see your story continue 10 years from now and that you won’t be selfish.”
Later in the interview Ridley spoke about who was originally primed to be Rey’s father.
While so many rumours surrounded Rey’s real parentage, almost nobody got it right.
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However Ridley explained how director JJ Abrams almost made Rey Obi-Wan Kenobi’s (Ewen McGregor) granddaughter.
She told Gad: “At the beginning, there was toying with an Obi-Wan connection.
“There were different versions. Then it really went to that she was no-one.”
Despite the “no-one” plot making it into The Last Jedi, she then explained how it changed for The Rise of Skywalker.
“And then it came to Episode IX,” she continued. “And JJ pitched me the film and was like, ‘Oh yeah, Palpatine’s granddaddy.’
“I was like, ‘Awesome.’ And then two weeks later he was like, ‘Oh, we’re not sure.’ So it kept changing.”
So, fans were not expected to know what was going on, considering Rey herself wasn’t even sure.
The Star Wars Skywalker Saga is available on Disney Plus now.
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