Daisy Ridley is again within the Star Wars enterprise, with Lucasfilm asserting a brand new film about Rey set 15 years after Rise Of Skywalker on the Star Wars Celebration occasion in London over the summer time, and which means she as soon as once more should tackle the thankless process of being an envoy for a franchise with a few of the most impossible-to-please followers within the historical past of franchises. In sensible phrases, which means she can not presumably say something unfavourable about her Star Wars films, although considered one of them is absolutely dangerous and considered one of them is an ideal cinematic masterpiece (however which is which???*).
Talking with Josh Horowitz on his Pleased Unhappy Confused podcast, Ridley says that the highly effective backlash to her second two Star Wars films is “nonetheless upsetting,” as a result of “you don’t need folks to really feel such as you’ve not served the factor they’re a fan of.” She figures that everyone appeared to be on the identical web page with Star Wars: The Power Awakens, however The Final Jedi was “tremendous divisive” after which Rise Of The Skywalker was additionally “tremendous divisive,” however it “didn’t change” how she felt about it.
In different phrases, she appreciated all three of them (not like John Boyega). That’s consistent with what Ridley mentioned final 12 months, when she famous that the concept that “you is usually a hero and never come from wherever” (from The Final Jedi) and “you is usually a hero and are available from actually the worst particular person within the universe” (from Rise Of Skywalker) are each “fascinating,” although it doesn’t make sense if these heroes are the identical particular person. Are you no one or are you essentially the most definitive Any person within the galaxy? Truthfully, it’s simply irresponsible.
No matter. It’s foolish to maintain relitigating the Star Wars sequels (what number of occasions can we are saying that with out which means it?), which was really a part of the purpose Ridley was making. She mentioned on Pleased Unhappy Confused that, when she met with Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy final 12 months, a number of folks got here as much as her and requested if she would do extra Star Wars films—which she says was “fairly totally different” from the response after Rise Of Skywalker. The purpose is: All of us recover from our dumb Star Wars grievances finally, and Lucasfilm will all the time be there to provide us extra Star Wars every time we’re prepared for it. Additionally: Ridley and Vin Diesel ought to take into account entering into politics collectively.
*The Final Jedi is the nice one.
This text initially appeared on The A.V. Membership.