This Christmas we will witness the end of a saga as director J.J. Abrams' The Rise of Skywalker hits a jam-packed theater near you. And while it's still very much up in the air which questions this final movie will answer, star Daisy Ridley has just confirmed that Rise of Skywalker will 100% address Rey's mysterious parents, who were revealed in Rian Johnson's controversial Star Wars: The Last Jedi to be "nobodies."
Daisy Ridley confirms this.
"(Director J.J. Abrams) did say the question is answered. So at the end of the film, you do know what the dealio is."
Good to know! Ridley then went on to speak a bit about how J.J. Abrams' The Rise of Skywalker compares tone-wise with Abrams "fun" The Force Awakens and Rian Johnson's "darker, riskier" The Last Jedi. Ridley reveals this.
"Genre-wise, it's different from the other two, which will become clear when the film comes out. It's quite emotional. There's a different drive than the previous two films, but there's a lot of fun. I really missed John (Boyega) during the last one, but we're back together, and now Oscar (Isaac) is part of it. To me, it felt like kids going on an adventure."
And finally, Ridley addressed whether or not she was surprised at all by the controversy and backlash surrounding writer/director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, saying this.
"I wasn't surprised, no. It's just a different thing. Everyone's going to have an opinion now anyway on the internet, but I also think it's fair. If people hold something incredibly dear and think they know how it should be and it's not like that, it's fair for people to think they were done wrong. It doesn't mean they were - ultimately, Rian's a filmmaker, and one person can't dictate how a film is supposed to be - but freedom of expression, sure."
For the two people out there that don't already know, on top of Daisy Ridley as Rey, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will see the return of Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, John Boyega as Finn, and Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron. Lupita Nyong'o will rejoin them as Maz Kanata along with Domhnall Gleeson as Hux, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, and Billie Lourd as Lieutenant Connix. Oh, and let's not forget Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine, and Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian. Newcomers include Naomi Ackie as Jannah, Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde, and Keri Russell as Zorri Bliss.
J.J. Abrams directs Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Argo screenwriter Chris Terrio based on characters created by George Lucas. On top of co-writing and directing the flick, Abrams also serves as the movie's producer along with Kathleen Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. John Williams will provide the film with its epic score, while Dan Mindel will handle the film's cinematography, and the whole mess will be edited together by Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube. Walt Disney Studios will distribute the Lucasfilm Ltd. and Bad Robot Productions motion picture into a jam-packed theater near you on December 20, 2019. This story comes to us via USA Today.