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Daisy Ridley Shares Excitement For Rey Return; Says New STAR WARS Movie Is Not What I Expected
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garu - 11/20/2023, 12:11 PM
We don't need a Daisy Ridley Rey movie.
PatientXero - 11/20/2023, 12:13 PM
@garu - Oh but they are gonna give you one anyways.
BlackSpider - 11/20/2023, 12:16 PM
This really shows how bad sequel characters are. Name one sequel trilogy character that isnt, rey, kylo, poe or finn.

I can name lots of prequel characters, maul, grievous, ki mundu
garu - 11/20/2023, 12:21 PM
@BlackSpider - Ben [frick]ing Quadinaros too

GarthRanzz - 11/20/2023, 12:19 PM
Disagree strongly on Maz. Rest I am in agreement with altough I would flip in Rose and flip out Jannah. I think Jannah was interesting enough that I wouldnt mind learning more about her.
dracula - 11/20/2023, 12:20 PM
They said they were done with the skywalker saga and yet all they have done since are shows connected to the skywalker saga and now a direct continuation of the last film to caim to be part of the skywalker saga

they havent even put out one project that wasnt connected to that saga

Need something either in the far past showing the beginnings of the sith and jedi or something in the far future when everyone we know is dead
BlackStar25 - 11/20/2023, 12:22 PM
Imma stop you right there my boi....This Movie should not be happening in the first place. Star Wars fanbase is toxic as [frick] but....this movie just feels like a gigantic [frick] you...

WakandanQueen - 11/20/2023, 12:24 PM
Yea, if Marvel is struggling the way it is, I really wonder how well Star Wars will transition back to the movie world after being a Disney+ exclusive franchise for the past 4 years. Especially the Filoniverse film, which I'm the most excited for out of the ones they have announced... which is the cinematic finale of a bunch of Disney+ shows.
mountainman - 11/20/2023, 12:53 PM
@WakandanQueen - The Filoniverse film will not have mass appeal. People have complained about MCU homework for their films. That movie will have more hours of TV leading up to it than any other.
MuadDib - 11/20/2023, 12:27 PM
I’m good if we recast Rey and have her as an old lady in a future setting.

I barely accept Luke to be a legit Jedi after his extremely short training with Yoda, regardless of what other training he continued on his own.

It’s just not comparable to training since a youngling for your entire life with nothing but Jedi masters.

Rey is even worse, and to call her the last Jedi is an insult. She’s force sensitive, and comes from a “powerful bloodline” but that’s about it. Maybe she has some natural talent, but a full blown Jedi? I think not. Having her restart the Jedi order is equivalent to having a child who dropped out in the 3rd grade turn around and start teaching other children and them bestowing them with doctorate degrees.

Having her aged up, and having spend a good portion of her lifetime training and improving is the only way I could take her seriously.

Lastly, regardless of her training and abilities, she is not and never will be a Skywalker
Sabre81 - 11/20/2023, 3:36 PM
@MuadDib - That is very well said.
marvel72 - 11/20/2023, 12:27 PM
Rey and Finn as well.
EZBeast - 11/20/2023, 12:28 PM
@JoshWilding Do you think it’ll beat the paw patrol movie?
Origame - 11/20/2023, 2:56 PM
@EZBeast - paw patrol gunning that mcu money (which ain't much anymore).
Sabre81 - 11/20/2023, 3:39 PM
@EZBeast - He can't say anything bad against Disney or 'll lose money.
bobevanz - 11/20/2023, 12:28 PM
Open the vault, get out those three scripts Lucas gave to you when the sale happened. Start there, make Dave Feloni the top dog. Everything goes through him, fire the other stooges.. bet you won't do it
jslinky - 11/20/2023, 12:48 PM
@bobevanz - Feloni is a hack and needs to go with KK. Somewhere far away from Star Wars.
EnergyVamp - 11/20/2023, 12:30 PM
If MCU can reboot Kang or drop the storyline. Disney can drop EP 7-9 and have a do-over set after Luke, Han, Leia have passed peacefully.
BlackSpider - 11/20/2023, 12:41 PM
@EnergyVamp - Not really, they arent wiping out entire movies like star wars.
EnergyVamp - 11/20/2023, 1:53 PM
@BlackSpider - they should to win back fans they alienated. If HBO said we are redoing season 8 of Game of Thrones, fans would lose it and excitement would return.
HashTagSwagg - 11/20/2023, 2:07 PM
@EnergyVamp - You under estimate KK's ego.
jslinky - 11/20/2023, 12:46 PM
This is never getting made. Put my house on it.

Aren’t the rumors that Disney is going to win some grace and favour back with the fans by doing a real sequel trilogy based on the EU, albeit with maybe recasting Luke, Leia and Han.
mountainman - 11/20/2023, 12:49 PM
Prediction, this movie will be either the lowest performing Star Wars film ever, or possibly just above Solo.
AvalonX - 11/20/2023, 12:58 PM
8) Rey
ThorArms - 11/20/2023, 1:11 PM
You're definitely getting Poe and Luke
bkmeijer1 - 11/20/2023, 1:12 PM
Hell to Luke being on this list. I really wanna see him interact with force ghost Anakin, and this looks like it's the only place left to do that.

Aside from that, the only characters I wanna see return are Poe and Finn. With the latter as the Jedi Grandmaster. He knows more than anyone how important it is to offer others a place to belong
Nomis929 - 11/20/2023, 1:18 PM
Batmangina - 11/20/2023, 1:22 PM
Bring it on! Disney is gonna need something that does worse than The Marvels.

How many of the biggest box office bombs does Disney have at this point?

Collect 'em all!
Origame - 11/20/2023, 2:57 PM
@Batmangina - it's like they're trying to make us hate them.

LordHarryLatts - 11/20/2023, 1:24 PM
Every single one of them...including Rey.
IronMan616 - 11/20/2023, 1:34 PM
You forgot Rey and Finn
Thing94 - 11/20/2023, 1:35 PM
Nobody wants this movie period, lol
Waifuslayer - 11/20/2023, 1:48 PM
[frick] this movie and Kennedy!

Cancel it like all her other SW projects and let the brand rest. It's OVER.
Sabre81 - 11/20/2023, 3:44 PM
@Waifuslayer - Put Kevin Feige on there too. Or its just funny to watch him burn,
NickScryer - 11/20/2023, 1:54 PM
They're really trying to make Rey Skywalker happen...
SheepishOne - 11/20/2023, 2:11 PM
Just do a time skip like a hundred plus years into the future, after a new Jedi order and academy has been established. Don't say who built it, but have the students and masters talk about Master Skywalker and Master Kenobi like these ancient founder legends who defeated the Empire and triumphed over The Dark Side's influence across the galaxy. You don't even need to mention the First Order by name.

Have an entirely new story set up from there, and don't number it "Episode X" or whatever. Just give it its own title (like how Episode V was just "The Empire Strikes Back" originally, and VI was just "Return of the Jedi"). You can loosely tie it to the Skywalker saga if you want, or even make the protagonist a student obsessed with learning more about Luke and Yoda or something and comes across one of Luke's old journals or notes about his training on Ahch-To. Have the student tap into something Luke was watching out for, or even set up a story where the new Jedi Order doesn't talk about the Dark Side, and the student reads a lot about it through Luke's writing. And of course something emerges to challenge the teachings of the new Order.

You could easily have it ignore the sequel trilogy and serve as a direct sequel to Return of the Jedi.
grif - 11/20/2023, 4:13 PM
i do not need to see the movie in general
zephyrrr - 11/20/2023, 4:41 PM
I mean, the same is true of every character from the sequel trilogy because they a) didn't flesh them out well, and b) didn't do anything interesting with them. I don't want to see Finn either, who is paper-thin and useless, which John Boyega clearly knows from how he has disowned this whole pointless endeavor. And so on with Palpatine, etc.

The only remotely interesting character is Ben Solo but they killed him off. His character, while annoying in a few ways, had massive storytelling potential going forward - imagine a Jedi who is an outcast because his crimes make him irredeemable to society and the republic, who is haunted by the BILLIONS of people he killed, who can never outrun his tragic past. That's fertile ground for a great narrative, but of course, they killed him and left us with vanilla Rey.

The franchise just needed some creative spark, some imagination, but JJ Abrams only offers competence. He's never been great, just "okay". People talk sh!t about Rian Johnson but he did the best with the sh!t sandwich he was given by JJ, who created a series of mysteries with no solution, as usual. JJ chose to banish Luke because he didn't know what to do with him (Michael Ardnt admitted as much, "Every time we used Luke as a character he was just too powerful and we didn't know what to do so we decided to exile him"; in other words, they didn't banish him for a good story reason, just to make up for their lack of creativity), he created Snoke without knowing what his deal was, had no arc for the reunion of the legacy characters, hinted at the mystery parentage of Rey without even knowing what it was or why it mattered, and basically had a hollow "Emperor has no clothes" mystery box.

Without a planned trilogy, what was Johnson to do? His movie is far from perfect but his explanation for why Luke would turn his back on everything is just about the only reason that makes a lick of sense. Because Snoke meant nothing, it was easy to dispose of him to let Adam Driver take center stage. What a mess. Then, of course, JJ returned to butcher things further and leave the fandom further divided and the general public less interested in SW than they've ever been.

Remember the nostalgic feeling when The Phantom Menace came out? Sure, the movie was not good, but its release was surroounded with the notion that Star Wars was a special, inventive, dazzling, exciting place full of playful, scary, roguish, funny, tragic, heroic characters. I don't care about the political ideology of the stuff - whether they cast women or feature a gay kiss or a Black dude, whatever, do as you will - I only care about great stories. And, with the exception of Andor, Lucasfilm via Disney has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are incapable of delivering.
AxeRedstone - 11/20/2023, 9:06 PM
If they would get a man to direct it then it would have a chance,
Knightrider - 11/21/2023, 9:07 PM
Although he wouldn’t do it, I think I would rather a story about Finn trying to free Stormtroopers from their conditioning while dealing with the fact that he sometimes has to kill these people in order to survive

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