Will we see Rey, Finn and Poe on screen after Rise of Skywalker? (And other news)

What would it take to get John Boyega to return to Star Wars? Not streaming, he jokes to Variety: “You ain’t going to Disney Plus me!” But he says he would come back for a movie “as long as Daisy and Oscar are down for it.”

They are both less enthusiastic about the prospect: “[I’m] happy and feeling fulfilled that the task is complete,” Isaac says. “So I can’t imagine what it would be that would make me want to redo this thing or revisit it.” He’s also not very keen on taking Poe to Disney+.

Ridley says “I just don’t know if anything could top this one, honestly… it would have to be so extraordinary [to return], and I don’t know if that’s possible.”

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Daisy Ridley on filming Rise of Skywalker, looking back on TLJ’s throne room fight

Daisy Ridley gets another cover story, this one in British GQ, where she talks about adjusting to fame, filming The Rise of Skywalker and more.

She was able to find the light side even in the weightier moments. “There was this thing,” she says, laughing as she starts to recall. “JJ would ask us to do the scene without speaking, just to feel the emotional… whatever. He was like, ‘You never know what could come up.’ We did that a couple of times. Then it became a joke, because we would just wet ourselves laughing. I said to JJ, ‘You have to do a bloopers reel,’ because I couldn’t keep my shit together at all.”

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J.J. Abrams reveals Rise of Skywalker’s first word and more of today’s news

J.J. Abrams was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he revealed that the first word spoken in the film is “At.” Colbert also ran some fan theories past the director.

And in an interview with Esquire, Abrams talks about the whole toxic fandom issue, not doing test screenings and of course… Baby Yoda.

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Adam Driver on Colbert: What kind of husband Kylo Ren would be?

In his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Adam Driver says that what J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio came up with for The Rise of Skywalker is “unique” and “rare.” And, because he’s promoting Marriage Story, Stephen asked him what kind of husband Kylo Ren would be. The first part of the interview, on Marriage Story, under the cut:

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The Mandalorian has a name after all

Pedro Pascal is dropping information!  The name of the Mandalorian in The Mandalorian is Din Jarin, (spelling verification to come?) he says in handout video posted by ScreenSlam.

Hopefully it comes up in the show – and he gets rid of that helmet at least some of the time. (Why do you hire Pedro Pascal and keep a helmet on him all the time?!?)

The Mandalorian, Dave Filoni, Obi-Wan’s Hossein Amini and more on Disney+ Star Wars

Dave Filoni gets a Vanity Fair profile, with plenty of quotes from various Star Wars luminaries: George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Favreau. “There isn’t a thing that we do in the storytelling space that I don’t check with Dave,” Kennedy said. “What I find about Dave is you don’t just sit down and have a discussion about plot or review characters inside the Star Wars world. You end up having meaningful, thoughtful discussions about what it is we’re trying to say inside the storytelling. He has a lot of empathy.”

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