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Daisy Ridley: New Film Is A "Fantastic Exploration" Of Star Wars

Daisy Ridley says her new Star Wars film is "a really fantastic exploration of the Star Wars world. It’s a really cool way of taking the story on in a bit of a different direction."

Article Summary

  • Daisy Ridley is set for a return in a new direction for Star Wars, directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
  • Details on Ridley's Star Wars film are sparse, but anticipation is building for official announcements.
  • Other Star Wars projects are progressing, with varying levels of development and production phases.
  • Speculation is high on Ridley’s film as Star Wars fans await concrete release dates and plot details.

Star Wars is returning to the big screen as more films are being announced to be in development. We're up to six now, including the three that were announced at Star Wars Celebration, the movies by Taika Waititi and Shawn Levy, respectively, and finally, the film announced this month, which will be directed by Jon Favreau. The one of them that appears to be getting off the ground soon is the film that is bringing back Daisy Ridley and will be directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. There have been a few hits here and there about the story, but we do know that Ridley seems excited. She once again expressed this excitement to French outlet AlloCiné (via ScreenRant) and said, "I think it's a really fantastic exploration of the Star Wars world. It's a really cool way of taking the story on in a bit of a different direction."

The other Star Wars films are all in varying levels of development, and everyone else seems to be even more in the "pre-planning to pre-production" era than Obaid-Chinoy and her team, so the idea that this one will be next isn't hard to wrap your head around. Dave Filoni is using his film as a final wrap to all of the television shows. So, all seasons need to be released before that can happen. James Mangold just finished Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny last year and is also reportedly working on Swamp Thing for DC Studios. Taika Waititi has said he's in no rush to get this film off the ground and is still in the scripting phase. Shawn Levy is in deep in Deadpool 3 post-production and Stranger Things.

Star Wars: First Details Of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's Film Are Shared
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Daisy Ridley and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy attend the studio panel at Star Wars Celebration 2023 attends the studio panel at Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Disney)

There is still no release date for the film that stars Ridley, and you can bet people will speculate about this film for the next couple of years until we get some more solid details. Let's cool it on the sequel or trilogy talk first, though, and let Obaid-Chinoy make her Star Wars film without expecting to set up two more.

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