Daisy Ridley: The Rise of Skywalker is “dark” and “scary”

We’re just 33 days away from the theatrical debut of the final movie in the Skywalker Saga: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The movie will feature the climactic battle between the Resistance, led by Rey, and the First Order, led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren.

Speaking of Rey, Daisy Ridley recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly, which asked her to describe Episode IX in three words. She gave it four. “Definitely dark. There are bits that are genuinely scary, and sad, and joyful.”

After the events of The Last Jedi, many Star Wars fans are anxiously awaiting to see how this last leg of the journey wraps up, particularly as regards Rey and Kylo. Will they kill each other? Will they get together? There are lots of directions to take. “Obviously, there’s this whole Reylo thing and some people are very passionate about it, some aren’t,” Ridley said. “[Director J.J. Abrams] does deal with [it]. It’s a very complex issue. People talk about toxic relationships and whatever it is. It’s no joke and I think it’s dealt with really well because it’s not skimmed over.”

In related news, Disney has released the credits for Rise of Skywalker, and it includes a couple of surprising names. As expected, Chris Terrio and J. J. Abrams get writing credits, along with the usual with “Based on Characters Created by George Lucas” line. The surprising bit is the story credit:

Story by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and Chris Terrio & J. J. Abrams

Trevorrow was the director originally hired to helm Episode IX, but as Collider points out, he was fired by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy over a year ago. That his name still appears in the credits could mean that Abrams kept some of his story ideas or it could be a contractual/Writers Guild of America thing. We’ll all have a better idea when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.

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