On Friday, Walt Disney Co. announced three new “Star Wars” films, one featuring Daisy Ridley as a Jedi hero in the far, far future.
Ridley will return to her role as Rey in a story that takes place 15 years after “The Rise of Skywalker,” which will be released in 2019. Disney has announced that the upcoming film would center on rebuilding the New Jedi Order in the face of growing opposition.
According to Kennedy, the second of the trilogy’s films would focus on the origins of the Jedi Order and the first time its members used the Force.
This third installment will detail the growing conflict between the Imperial Remnant and the New Republic. The creators of “The Mandalorian,” David Filoni and Jon Favreau, will helm the project.
The movies have yet to receive official release dates.
At the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention in London, Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy announced the new projects, while Daisy Ridley confirmed her return to the blockbuster franchise.
Disney spent $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilm in 2012 and has since delivered three profitable films and various TV series on its Disney+ streaming service.
Fans have been waiting to hear about the film’s potential locations.
With “The Rising of Skywalker,” the company decided to produce new “Star Wars” films no longer. The release of “Rogue Squadron,” a movie that had been scheduled for this year, was scrapped, along with the release of a few other films that had been in preproduction.
Both Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige and Game of Thrones producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff had been developing Star Wars film concepts that have since been abandoned.
The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has repeatedly stated that he hopes to return to the Star Wars universe to complete his announced film trilogy. But progress has been slow since Johnson has been preoccupied with Knives Out and his TV show, Poker Face.