Daisy Ridley is out promoting Ophelia, but of course she’s being asked questions about her Star Wars journey during the press junkets for her new flick. She’s dropped more than a few revelations, such as the fact that the fight between Rey and Kylo will be one of the most epic duels in any Star Wars film, and now she’s opening up on how she things fans will receive the story in The Rise of Skywalker.
During the same interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Daisy revealed that she thinks that there will be minimal, if any, fan backlash to the story that gets told in The Rise of Skywalker. She was talking about Chris Terrio’s contributions to the new story, which he didn’t start penning until The Last Jedi hit theaters, so he would have been aware of the issues certain fans took with the events in TLJ. According to Ridley, Chris is a mega-fan, and prepared accordingly to give the Skywalker Saga a fantastic send off.
“I think it’s really great, I really do. Chris Terrio had Star Wars bibles. He was doing his work. Everything is so linked and it works in the universe. He did proper nerd homework. It felt really good doing it. Everything we did felt really, really good… I think they’ve done a great job with all the relationships. With the fun friendships and with the strange thing with Rey and Kylo. We finished Episode 8 and you know where Rey is. It was interesting going in and figuring out where it is going. I think people are going to like it.”–HSC
I like what she’s saying here, and I don’t think it’s just press tour bullshit speak either. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Disney and everyone involved in this film are doing their best to send the Skywalker Saga out on a high note, and while I’m a big fan of TLJ, I’d be a moron to not agree that it is a decisive entry in the saga, so it would be nice to end things in a way that brings even the haters back around a bit. And that’s what I’m getting out of Daisy’s quote. It really sounds like some fan service, hopefully not the in-your-face kind, will take place in TROS, and that’s exactly what Star Wars needs at this point.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.
Via Happy Sad Confused Podcast