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The Star Wars Rey movie confirms a new plot detail

by Stewart Cole

His condition Star Wars the franchise in theaters remains a bit unclear. Earlier this month, Lucasfilm announced The Mandalorian & Grogu, a Jon Favreau-directed film based on the popular Disney+ series that will put our lovable father-son duo on an all-new adventure. It's quickly going into production this year, which suggests it will be the first new one Star Wars film to be released since then The Rise of Skywalker bowed out in Dec 2019.

Interestingly, before this surprise announcement last week, it really looked like the first movie on Lucasfilm's docket was the untitled Rey movie, which is set to pick up 15 years after the events of the Sequel Trilogy. It will bring Daisy Ridley back to the galaxy far, far away to “build the New Jedi Order, based on the text that was given to her and given to her by Luke,” as studio head Kathleen Kennedy said. Empire last year. We also know that the film will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy from a script by Steven Knight, who replaced Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson as the film's screenwriter.

We haven't heard much about the post-Sequel-era project since last year's Star Wars Celebration, but Ridley recently sat down with French outlet AlloCiné and shared a particularly interesting little detail about the upcoming film. When asked what drew her back to the role, Ridley replied, “Once I knew what the story was and everything, I knew it was something I really wanted to do. I think it's a really fantastic exploration of it Star Wars world. It's a really cool way to take the story in a slightly different direction.”

No, not much to go on, but the key word here is “different direction”. This new project is not only a continuation of the Sequels, but the film that is tasked with carving out his future Star Wars timeline on the big screen and usher in a new era of storytelling, the same way The Mandalorian paved the way for the greatest era of the New Republic. Perhaps “different direction” means we won't get the level that Lucasfilm has taken great pleasure in trading in recent installments of the franchise. It would be nice to see his next season Star Wars do something other than “the evil empire-like faction destroys the republic and takes over the galaxy” and/or “it was palpatine all along”. Please, never say the words “Sith Lord” again. Surely, there are other threats waiting in such a vast galaxy?

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