Daisy Ridley Would Love To See Boyega Return as Jedi in the Upcoming Movie

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Star Wars has several projects underway, including Mangold’s new film set thousands of years in the past and Waititi’s mysterious project that he said will upset fans. In the mix is a new Rey movie, tentatively titled ‘Star Wars: Episode X – New Jedi Order,’ which ties closely to its storyline.

Announced at Star Wars Celebration 2023, this movie focuses on Rey’s journey post-‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, it follows Rey’s efforts to rebuild the Jedi Order. Originally, Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson were slated to write, but Steven Knight took over. The story is set 15 years after ‘Rise of Skywalker,’ exploring the aftermath of the war and the struggles of the Jedi. Kathleen Kennedy revealed that Rey is fulfilling her promise to Luke by rebuilding the Jedi Order, drawing from the books.

In a recent interview with Screenrant, Daisy expressed her desire to see Finn come back to the franchise as a Jedi. Many fans thought this would be a logical next step for his character, but the movie took a different path.

That is above my pay grade. [Laughs] I would love to see that, but that is not a decision for me.

Throughout the sequel trilogy, there were hints suggesting Finn might have a connection to the Force, indicating he has Jedi potential due to his strong Force sensitivity. However, it’s improbable Finn will become a Jedi because John Boyega, who plays him, stated he’s finished with Star Wars.

Boyega wasn’t pleased with his treatment during the filming of the sequel trilogy. He felt the writers and directors mishandled Finn’s character, missing the opportunity for one of the best character arcs in the sequels.

Boyega also mentioned that he’s put his past concerns about how he and Finn were treated during the filming of the sequel trilogy behind him. Although he’s always been a Star Wars fan, he felt it was time to move on from that chapter of his life. That’s why he’s focusing on versatility as an actor now, aiming to avoid being typecasted like Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were in their Star Wars roles.

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