Daisy Ridley is out promoting The Marsh King’s Daughter, and while talking with Collider she revealed that she knows a bit about the plot from her next Star Wars film, which was announced earlier this year at Celebration. She also made it sound like the film could be part of a trilogy.
Daisy Ridley’s Star Wars Film
Ridley explained to Collider that she was surprised by the announcement herself last Spring, and that the plot of the film is a bit unexpected to her.
I will tell you, Steve, when I saw you in Park City, I had not been approached. I was asked some, not by you, but I was asked something when I was there and strangely, people were asking me stuff and I was like, “No, I’m not doing another one.” Then it all happened after I came back. It was such a nice reception. I was shitting myself before I went on stage, because no one knew I was going to that. No one knew I was going to Celebration, bar like Kathy [Kennedy] and there were a couple of people. I was so nervous. Oh my God. It was such a wonderful reception. I’m very excited. The story is really cool. I’m waiting to read a script because, obviously, I don’t have any other updates. It’s not what I expected, but I’m very excited.“Daisy Ridley
Daisy was also asked if this would be a new trilogy, or just a standalone, and while she didn’t confirm either, her responsive implies that there could be more films set in this time period.
“I know the storyline for one film. That’s not to say that that’s all it is, but that’s what I was told about. And I imagine it will be the next film, I think. I mean, again, I don’t know, post strikes and everything, how quickly everything will start up again. But yes, so far, I know the story of one film and I think people will be very excited.”Daisy Ridley
It sounds like her movie will be the first to get made, and that it could be a part of a trilogy, but with the strikes just being resolved it doesn’t sound like plans have been made concrete just yet.
Disney+ Star Wars Hitting in 2024
Empire’s latest magazine is claiming that three Star Wars shows will be hitting Disney+ in 2024. It lists Skeleton Crew, Andor Season 2, and The Acolyte. Skeleton Crew and The Acolyte make sense for 2024 because both were done with principal photography before the strikes kicked in, but Andor was not, so having that release in 2024 seems like a long shot, but you never know. Hopefully this report rings true, because that’s an intriguing lineup, but don’t hold your breath on all three being released in 2024.
Nick and I will talk more about Daisy’s interview on next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.