Daisy Ridley's Reported Star Wars Return Suffers Delay

By Russ Milheim Posted:
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The recently announced Star Wars film starring Daisy Ridley was delayed from its original reported release date of December 2025.

One of the big announcements from Star Wars Celebration 2023 was the confirmation that Daisy Ridley would be returning as Rey for a new feature film. The project would see her character looking to rebuild the Jedi Order after the events of Rise of Skywalker.

Alongside the announcement was the reveal of two other films: a MandoVerse crossover event and a movie exploring the origin of the Jedi. It's been expected that Ridley's big return would debut first out of the three.

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The wait for Daisy Ridley's new Star Wars film just got a few months longer.

While the untitled project was reported (not confirmed) to land in December 2025, the movie will now be aiming for a May 22, 2026 release date—only three weeks after Avengers: The Kang Dynasty's new date on May 1, 2026.

Additionally, another Star Wars feature is set to open on December 18, 2026.

The outlet noted that it's not known for sure which Star Wars movie will be in which slot, but Ridley's return is the furthest along in development, so it's likely to take the first release date.

Why Did Rey's Star Wars Film Get Delayed?

Daisy Ridley's return was likely delayed due to the writer's strike, which is currently ongoing. Depending on how much longer it goes on, fans should brace themselves for even more delays.

It's also unclear how far along in the writing process the movie is. Damon Lindelof, who was writing the project at one point, was let go from the film only a short time before it was officially announced.

Besides Rey's goal of rebuilding the Jedi Order, not much else is known about the project.

One rumor noted that Rey would only play a supporting role in the film, with new characters being the leads. Another report claimed that John Boyega could join Ridley in returning to the Star Wars universe.

Hopefully, one day, the world will once again get to enjoy a Star Wars theatrical experience.

The next Star Wars film is set to release on May 22, 2025.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.