Director of Next Star Wars Movie Hypes Up Return of Rey Skywalker

Director of Next Star Wars Movie Hypes Up Return of Rey Skywalker

The Rise of Skywalker was said to  definitively close the Skywalker Saga, but Rey Skywalker (Daisy Ridley) is gearing up for a return to the franchise with director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. It’s unclear how far along they are when it comes to pre-production, but Obaid-Chinoy does give fans an update on her upcoming film.

Talking to CNN, Obaid-Chinoy shares, “I’m very thrilled about the project because I feel what we’re about to create is something very special. And we’re in 2024 now, and it’s about time that we had a woman come forward to shape a story in a galaxy far, far away.”

Though this is Obaid-Chinoy’s first movie with Lucasfilm, she has worked for the Disney banner before with two episodes of Ms. Marvel under her wing. It’s also worth noting that she has won two Oscars for her work on the documentaries Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

We don’t know what story Rey Skywalker will tackle again, but Damon Lindelof (Watchmen) was originally attached to come up with a treatment, but he left after some creative differences—which isn’t a surprise with Lucasfilm since they fired Phil Lord and Chris Miller from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

If anything, I’m hoping Lucasfilm approaches Rey Skywalker’s next movie with the right lessons learned from the Sequel Trilogy. I’m just crossing my fingers we get something closer to The Last Jedi or Andor rather than the fanservice-heavy Ahsoka or The Mandalorian.

No release date has been set for Obaid-Chinoy’s Star Wars movie.


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