Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley sat down with USAToday to promote her latest release Ophelia, and the topic eventually switched over to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ridley revealed that the film’s genre will take more of an emotional avenue (it is the end of the Skywalker Saga after all) and will see all the kids together for their own adventure.

USA TODAY: “The Force Awakens” was a familiar, fun reintroduction to the “Star Wars” universe, while “The Last Jedi” was a darker, riskier installment. How does “The Rise of Skywalker” compare? 

RIDLEY: “Genre-wise, it’s different from the other two, which will become clear when the film comes out. It’s quite emotional. There’s a different drive than the previous two films, but there’s a lot of fun. I really missed John (Boyega) during the last one, but we’re back together and now Oscar (Isaac) is part of it. To me, it felt like kids going on an adventure.”

Daisy also hinted that we may actually learn the definitive truth about Rey’s parents in the film as well.

USA TODAY: There’s been an intense obsession with Rey’s parents, and many fans were dissatisfied when they were revealed to be “nobodies” in “The Last Jedi.” Is there more to their story in the new film? 

RIDLEY: “(Director J.J. Abrams) did say the question is answered. So at the end of the film, you do know what the dealio is.”

I’m still very interested to see how Emperor Palpatine factors into the film and hopefully the rumors online are actually incorrect.

I have to assume a new trailer is coming in the next couple of months as well.

Disney has set the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker for December 20th.


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