Daisy Ridley is certainly the best known for the role of Rey in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. Although the whole trilogy and development of her character received mixed reviews, you know how it is in Star Wars, there’s always a chance that some character can return. The best example is Mark Hamill who not only returned for the sequel trilogy but also made a special appearance in the Disney+ shows The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will also both return to the franchise after 17 years in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. In short, no one actually ever leaves Star Wars.
Ridley debuted as Rey in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and reprised the role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which concluded the path of her character, at least for now. Although it won’t be the slightest surprise if she would make some surprising comeback maybe even 10-20 years after, it seems like we won’t be seeing Rey for quite a while, or at least there are no rumors or signs that might point to that. Ridley was recently on the BAFTAs red carpet if she would be up to return as Rey, and her answer was, to be fair, one big cliche.
“I’ll always be Rey.” — Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley also starred as Miss Mary Debenham in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Kenneth Branagh, as well as Viola Eade in Chaos Walking alongside Spider-Man star Tom Holland. She also played the titular role in Ophelia, a reimagining of Hamlet, told from Ophelia’s perspective. Still, the role of Rey remains her most known role. If she’s ever going to play Rey again, we don’t know, but she’s only 29 years old, so there’s still a lot of time for her. Maybe she’ll even join some other ever-evolving franchise, maybe even Marvel Cinematic Universe (I just gave them the idea, didn’t I?), who knows.