Daisy Ridley Confirms ‘New Jedi Order’ Is a Standalone Movie For Now


Star Wars has several projects in the works, including Mangold’s new film set thousands of years in the past and a new Rey movie, ‘Star Wars: Episode X,’ with the working title ‘New Jedi Order,’ which hints at the plot.

A new Rey-focused Star Wars movie was announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023. Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film follows Rey’s journey to rebuild the Jedi Order after ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Initially written by Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson, the script was later taken over by Steven Knight. The story is set 15 years after ‘Rise of Skywalker,’ exploring the galaxy after the war with the Jedi in disarray. Kathleen Kennedy mentioned that Rey is working to fulfill her promise to Luke and rebuild the Jedi Order, based on the ancient books.

Ridley will, of course, return as Rey, but this movie doesn’t seem to be leading to a new trilogy. She hinted at this before and confirmed it in her recent talk with the SmartLess podcast.

Ridley explained how she learned about the upcoming movie and mentioned that the script is still being worked on:

“I’m doing one [new Star Wars movie], for now. I was surprised. I made a movie with my husband, I had one day off shooting and I was invited to breakfast with Kathy Kennedy. We occasionally take a meal together. I thought we were just having breakfast, and my friend was like, ‘Imagine if they’re doing another Rey thing,’ and I was like, ‘I doubt it.’ And halfway through breakfast, she said, ‘We are, how do you feel?’ I was surprised, but it… it’s very cool, different director, different writer, Stephen Knight is writing it, and directing it is Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who has made some unbelievable documentaries. It’s very exciting, and I shall be reading a script soon-ish.”

Ridley recently shared that she would like to see John Boyega return as Finn, even though he criticized how he was treated in the last three movies. She also said she feels more in control now because she is older and more experienced.

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