Star Wars 8 Goes ‘Deeper Into Rey’s Story’, Says Daisy Ridley

Posted 2017/04/14 2415 0

We are treated to plenty of little spoilers Friday as Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and more took the main stage to chat about the upcoming "space opera" at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017.


After a certain amount of goofing around: "Who doesn't know their own last name?!", Gad finally got Ridley to talk about what we can expect in Star Wars 8. "Do you know I actually can tell you some things. Yeah, yeah. A small amount I have for you," she teased.

"What I can say is, in The Last Jedi, we go deeper into Rey’s story. And what is very apparent from where we left off in The Force Awakens and where we begin with The Last Jedi is Rey has a certain expectation as to what she might be getting from Luke and what that might entail. And as a lot of people know, it’s difficult when you meet your heroes because it might not be what you expect."

At the end of "The Force Awakens," Rey finds a hidden Luke Skywalker and appears to give him back his lightsaber lost years ago. Fans expect that Luke might train Rey in the ways of the force. 

Those words are sure to catch the eye of fans as the mentor/mentee relationship may not develop as organically as many had hoped, but that could only help the dynamic between Mark Hamill and Ridley more intriguing. As this is played out, Ridley will have the chance to shine even brighter as an actresses, and director Rian Johnson is praising everything that she brings to the role.

“So much of the stuff that people respond to in that character and having gotten to know Daisy and work with her over the past few years, the tenacity and the bravery and the humor and the depth and so many other things that make little kids want to be Rey, just like the things people looked up to in Leia came from Carrie, those things are Daisy.”

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, from writer/director Rian Johnson, is in post-production now for a December 15, 2017 release. The film follows-up and continues the story of the next generation of the saga as Rey, Poe, Finn, and Kylo Ren find their place in the galaxy and follow the legacy of Luke Skywalker, Leia, and Han Solo. Daisy Ridley returns to star as Rey, with other returning stars John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Mayhew, Andy Serkis, Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern join the cast in as-yet-unrevealed roles.