Daisy Ridley Won’t Be the Lead of New Star Wars Movie

While not too much is known about the newly announced Star Wars films, a recent report suggests that Daisy Ridley won’t be leading the film she’s set to appear in.

During the latest episode of The Hot Mic Podcast, co-hosts John Rocha and Jeff Sneider (of Above The Line) discussed the new Star Wars movie. When answering a question about Ridley and potentially John Boyega’s involvement, Rocha revealed that Daisy Ridley won’t be the star of the film.

“From what I understand, and what some of the rumors have come out here is that Daisy won’t necessarily be the lead,” Rocha said. She’ll be like the Luke [Skywalker] or the Obi-Wan [Kenobi] of the situation, and she’ll rebuild the new Jedi Order.”

These comments were confirmed by Sneider, who said she “definitely” won’t be the lead, but a supporting character instead.

While it’s unknown if the comments are true, they do seem to echo that of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who revealed some of the film’s plot recently.

“As we move into the future space — this story is about 15 years outside of The Rise of Skywalker — obviously we realized post-war, post–First Order rise of the New Jedi Order, we left Episode 9 with Rey making a commitment to Luke Skywalker that she would rebuild the Jedi order,” Kennedy recently explained when asked about what the film about be about.

“And so here we are — we’re ready to do that. And it took a lot of discussion because obviously we’ve been developing stories in different spaces, and television has been a big focus of our attention right now. But there’s still so much interest in what happens after The Rise of Skywalker. So we’re excited to be doing that.”