Daisy Ridley Expresses Hope for Reunion with Boyega in Upcoming Star Wars Film

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There are several Star Wars projects in the works right now. One is a new film by Mangold set thousands of years in the past, and another is a project by Waititi that he claims will upset fans. Somewhere in between is a new Rey movie called “Star Wars: Episode X,” tentatively titled “New Jedi Order,” which is closely tied to its storyline.

Announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023, this new movie focuses on Rey’s journey after “The Rise of Skywalker.” Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, it follows Rey as she tries to rebuild the Jedi Order. Originally, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were supposed to write it, but Steven Knight took over. The story is set 15 years after “Rise of Skywalker,” exploring the galaxy after the war and the fall of the First Order, with the Jedi facing challenges. Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Rey is fulfilling her promise to Luke by rebuilding the Jedi Order, based on the books.

Ridley will naturally return as Rey, but we can’t be sure if Boyega will reprise his role as Finn, given the issues between him and Lucasfilm at the end of the last trilogy. However, Ridley recently expressed in her interview with THR that she would love to reunite with Boyega.

A few months ago, Ridley also mentioned that she would like to see Boyega’s character become a Jedi, which was originally a point of disagreement between him and the studio.

The chances of Boyega returning are slim, as the actor stated that he was finished with the franchise.

John Boyega wasn’t pleased with how he was treated during the filming of the sequel trilogy. He felt that the writers and directors mishandled Finn’s character, missing out on what could have been a compelling character arc.

Despite his grievances, Boyega has moved on from the issues he faced with the sequel trilogy. While he’s always been a fan of Star Wars, he felt it was time to leave that part of his life behind. His current aim as an actor is versatility; he doesn’t want to be typecast in the role of Finn, similar to how Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were often associated solely with their Star Wars characters.

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