STAR WARS: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Talks Fan Backlash And Plans For Rey; New Jedi Order Logo Possibly Revealed

STAR WARS: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Talks Fan Backlash And Plans For Rey; New Jedi Order Logo Possibly Revealed

Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has teased her plans for Rey in the character's upcoming Star Wars movie and addresses the backlash from fans. We also have what may be the new Jedi Order logo!

By JoshWilding - Jun 21, 2024 05:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

At Star Wars Celebration last April, it was revealed that Daisy Ridley will return to the Galaxy Far, Far Away for a new Star Wars movie revolving around Rey. 

Set 15 years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, we expect Rey to establish a new Jedi Order as we finally learn what the Galaxy looks like in the wake of the Empire/First Order (and Emperor Palpatine) finally being vanquished. 

Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently caught up with Sirius XM (via and explained, "At the heart of it, for me, is Rey Skywalker, is Daisy Ridley and her story and taking her on an adventure to a Jedi Academy. And sort of creating a world that is a natural dovetail to the story we've seen her go through the last three episodes."

"I've had conversations with J.J. Abrams, and I've had conversations with George Lucas and, of course, Dave Filoni, who's a big part of the Star Wars universe now, we speak very often, and Kathleen Kennedy, and Carrie Beck, and Simon Emanuel," the filmmaker added. 

It's an exciting list of names, but Obaid-Chinoy has faced the toxic side of Star Wars fandom before shooting a single frame of footage. Her hiring immediately prompted claims of "woke-ism" and there are those who have vowed to boycott the movie after comments she made in the past resurfaced and were taken out of context to make it sound like she planned to "make men uncomfortable."

"The story that interests me most is in Rey’s journey as a female Jedi," Obaid-Chinoy told Variety in a separate interview (also via "That’s how I can best bring my experiences to it."

"The greatest thing about ‘Star Wars’ is that everyone has a personal connection to it," she adds. "Everyone is passionate about it. And throughout the fandom, people have clear ideas about who should direct or what the stories should be about. I’m just drowning out those voices until I’m done."

"As a storyteller, I’m focused on drawing new moviegoers into the cinema, and bringing a sense of nostalgia that will appeal to older fans of the series."

That sounds like the best possible approach to us and, in related news, official Star Wars merchandise may have revealed the logo for Rey's Jedi Order. Whether this will be used in the movie itself remains to be seen, though we'd say it's likely. 

This Star Wars movie, rumoured to be titled either New Jedi Order or A New Beginning, doesn't have a confirmed release date.

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Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 5:39 PM
Let me be first to say MARY SUE RAY PALPATINE IS AWESOME!!
WarMonkey - 6/21/2024, 7:55 PM
@Batmangina - All the Skywalkers are now dead and Palpatine's name lives on. Long live the Empire!
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 8:29 PM
@WarMonkey - Hell yeah!!! The Jedi were the villains ALL ALONG!!!


Origame - 6/21/2024, 5:39 PM
I mean, in fairness that's actually reasonable of her to say. But it's still an activist director hired when the Fandom is sick of the clear identity politics working on a solo movie for a character that audiences still don't care for after 3 films attempting to
cubrn - 6/21/2024, 8:03 PM
@Origame - How dare they hire an "activist" director for a film series about, checks notes, political activism?
Origame - 6/21/2024, 8:03 PM
@cubrn -'s a star wars movie.
cubrn - 6/21/2024, 9:10 PM
@Origame - about political activists rising up against a fascist galactic empire…….
Origame - 6/21/2024, 9:15 PM
@cubrn - please, tell me the fascist empire star wars is telling us in the real world to overthrow.
Origame - 6/21/2024, 9:19 PM
@cubrn - also, they're rebels. Not activists. Those are not the same things.
cubrn - 6/21/2024, 9:33 PM
@Origame - I think the real world equivalent of space opera fascism would be real life fascism ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Origame - 6/21/2024, 10:13 PM
@cubrn - again, which fascist government is George telling us to overthrow?

The point of activism is to enact political change. So there must be some fascist government he actually wants us to overthrow.

Oh but what am i thinking. You don't even know the difference between activism and rebellion, so why can I assume you'd understand which countries are fascist.
cubrn - 6/21/2024, 10:32 PM
@Origame - The Rebels didn’t enact political change in Star Wars? Then why did the Death Star go boom?
Origame - 6/22/2024, 7:35 AM
@cubrn - well considering the fact they blew up the death star themselves instead of going out with signs saying "the death star needs to blow up", they're not activists.
nhoj3 - 6/22/2024, 9:15 AM
@cubrn - By that logic, perhaps they should hire a fascist director to make a movie “from the Empire’s perspective” next.
mountainman - 6/22/2024, 9:18 AM
@Origame - Star Wars is anti-imperialism not specifically anti-fascist. Left wingers never think this through since they are the more pro war political party these days that the anti-imperialism message of Star Wars preaches against.
Origame - 6/22/2024, 9:29 AM
@nhoj3 - they did. It's called the acolyte 🤣
Origame - 6/22/2024, 10:20 AM
@mountainman - the irony is palpable. What's especially ironic is that the closest thing to an activist in the main 6 films is sheev Palpatine
cubrn - 6/22/2024, 11:01 AM
@nhoj3 - that would probably make the best end result
Gambito - 6/21/2024, 5:44 PM

Being back Oscar or gtfo
bkmeijer1 - 6/21/2024, 5:52 PM
@Gambito - I think they should bring back Poe and Finn, as Fleet Admiral and Jedi Grand Master respectively. They deserve more than the little growth they had in the sequels
captainireland - 6/21/2024, 6:33 PM
@bkmeijer1 - I like this idea. Would be cool to see Poe in charge of a Republic navy and Finn on a new Jedi Council alongside Rey.
bkmeijer1 - 6/22/2024, 2:59 AM
@captainireland - yeah, and it feels like good trajectories for their arca imo. They both know what's it like to meed a cause to fight for, so these roles put them in positions to offer that to others
captainireland - 6/22/2024, 5:08 AM
@bkmeijer1 - yeah, that's very true.
BobGarlen - 6/21/2024, 5:46 PM
I'll say, Star Wars has certainly moved on from the style and approach that kept me interested. I haven't liked most of what Disney has done but it's for a different audience all together. Personally, I'll just bow out and say 'Good Luck' to the franchise. I know it isn't geared towards my taste in media anymore, but some people love what they're doing so I hope they're able to keep enjoying it.
bkmeijer1 - 6/21/2024, 5:54 PM
@BobGarlen - I agree. Having watched Furiosa and Mad Max 2 recently, I realize how important it is to keep the same style while evolving the world.

The stuff that Disney makes now looks kinda similar across IPs (Andor being the exception). Think large part is that it all looks so digital now.
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 7:18 PM
@BobGarlen - I agree wholeheartedly in principle, I am just suspicious of how many people ACTUALLY LIKE and, more importantly WANT this style and approach.

If the incels and racists are truly in the minority, why are the numbers awful and the films (and shows) losing money by the truckload?

If it really appealed to the masses of today like it did in the days of the OT, you couldn't STOP the money train if you tried.

The man on the streets videos of rack after rack of closeout merchandise that never sells - based on these 'incredibly popular and diverse characters' aren't fake.

The OG OCD OT audience is long gone. I had friends that bought MULTIPLE action figures and put together ROOMS of displays.

I had one nerd bro that wanted to recreate every scene in every movie with action figures - I don't think anyone wants to do that with Rey and Finn or the Acolyte crew.

That mojo ain't coming back.
BobGarlen - 6/21/2024, 7:43 PM
@Batmangina - I honestly think it's just easier to walk away and just look for something else to enjoy then to complain about the state of Star Wars.
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 8:28 PM
@BobGarlen - I have walked away completely as far as the product is concerned - I just like interacting with the current fans who aren't allowed to criticize anything with non-whites based on their other affiliations and peer pressure.

If everything is racist, nothing is racist - but it's fun to see the cognitive dissonance get spun up.

I couldn't give less of a [frick] about any of the current or future MCU/LucasFilm projects.
Patient2670 - 6/21/2024, 10:34 PM
@Batmangina - Did you really just repurpose an Incredibles quote? Oh, and I don't know how to break it to you, but Rey is white... And seems to like men.
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 10:39 PM
@Patient2670 - Break it to me gently.
Toonstrack - 6/22/2024, 12:43 AM
@BobGarlen - i mean, thats fair but any time people say this i ask legitimately what is it you're missing? Are the prequels really that untouchable where its some standard they should go back to or is it something else?
JustAWaffle - 6/22/2024, 2:25 AM
@BobGarlen - That’s about how I feel about it. As an OG Star Wars fan I had high hopes during the Mandalorian, but they’re just going a different direction than I prefer. I can walk away peacefully and not feel any sadness or joy if it caves in on itself.

If I separate Disney from the original 6 I still have something worth going back to. Kind of like ignoring the Rings of Power by Amazon.
BobGarlen - 6/22/2024, 5:04 AM
@Toonstrack - I think it's missing a unified vision. I think it's new continuity is less interesting than the "legends" continuity. It's hard to say anymore without just flatly criticizing their works and I Don't want to be in that position anymore.
Forthas - 6/21/2024, 5:47 PM
The key to making another trilogy successful is to estblish an intimidating villain early and have a story from the first film to the last already developed.
bkmeijer1 - 6/21/2024, 5:58 PM
@Forthas - I agree. And it doesn't even need to be the big villain right away.

Think Fellowship of the Ring is an example of doing that really good. Sauron is obviously the endboss, but that random Uruk Hai that shot Boromir in the end felt like the big villain of the movie.

Who should be the villain post-TROS though? It's not gonna ne Thrawn or the Yuuzhan Vong, so I'm hoping for Darth Krayt. Im not a fan of Abeloth.
JFerguson - 6/21/2024, 6:04 PM
@bkmeijer1 - hopefully the villain will be someone original, no one from legends, but with a carefully thought out character arc before the first movie shoots

Also don't need a whole ‘nother opposing organization hence being a rehash of the empire/first order. Just a few sith or dark side users on standby
bkmeijer1 - 6/21/2024, 6:23 PM
@JFerguson - I agree an original villain is more compelling, but I wouldn't mind it if they take one from Legends either.

My pick goes out to Rey's apprentice breaking bad. Rey has no example to follow when it comes to mentors, since all of hers just left her for Ben. Think that only leads to her pushing her student(s) away, possibly to the dark side.
JFerguson - 6/21/2024, 6:35 PM
@bkmeijer1 - that’s fair some legends characters are truly inspired and there’s a whole sandlot to pick from if they choose.

I’m actually hoping the opposite and they steer away from apprentice turns against master for the main baddie as we already got Kylo acting as an inexperienced sith in the new trilogy. Hoping for someone who’s been in the shadow a little while and more experienced than Rey, similar to Dooku but actually present throughout the course of the whole trilogy
captainireland - 6/21/2024, 6:37 PM
@bkmeijer1 - I wouldn't mind a take on the Yuuzhan Vong for a fresh, non-dark sider villain. Or maybe an alliance of crime syndicates that are taking advantage of the power vacuum following the destruction of the New Republic senate and the First Order. I'm not opposed to a new dark sider villain, but it'd be cool to see something different too.
SonOfAGif - 6/21/2024, 9:40 PM
@Forthas - I feel like the villain should be a someone who has a lust for power of the Dark Side but isn't trying to enslave the Galaxy but more so eliminate any and all Old Jedi and Old Sith ideology and build an entirely new one where there is no prejudice against the Dark side. Kind of like an Night King type. Where in order to build a new belief system the old ones must be eliminated.
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