STAR WARS Sequel Trilogy Characters Who Could Return in Daisy Ridley’s Rey Movie

Daisy Ridley is returning to the galaxy far, far away. She’ll headline her own standalone movie, which will find Rey working to reestablish the Jedi Order 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker. We know from her mentor’s own attempts just how hard that will be. Fortunately she won’t have to do it alone, because she’s not the last fledgling Jedi. She also has plenty of friends and allies who care about restoring peace and prosperity to the galaxy. So which characters might join the Rey movie from the Star Wars sequel trilogy? These are the (non-droid) characters we think could return to theaters with Rey.

Major Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Characters Who Could Appear in Rey’s Movie

Rey, Poe, and Finn in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Finn holds a blue lightsaber in The Force Awakens

“Rey, I need to tell you something.” Finn never actually got around to telling his friend what that something was in The Rise of Skywalker. Fortunately director J.J. Abrams did. He said Finn’s big secret was that he’s Force sensitive. Rey’s movie could not only complete that storyline, it could reveal Finn ultimately trained as a Jedi and helped his dear friend establish a new Order, with both serving as Masters.

Poe Dameron
Oscar Isaac as Poe Damerson in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

What happens when soldiers have no wars left to fight? The good ones help the transition to peace, the way his mentor Leia Organa once did. Poe and Rey’s relationship mostly developed offscreen, between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, but there they became important friends. Together they could help usher in a new age of the galaxy, completing their stories as heroes together.

Rose Tico
Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico in a biege shirt

Leia Organa thought highly enough of Rose Tico that she made the former maintenance worker her personal assistant. Rose’s bravery, loyalty, and leadership qualities made her a hero of the Rebellion. It’s why we’d also expect to see her as an important figure in whatever government followed the destruction of the Sith. There are few people Rey could rely on more with her own journey than Rose.

Chewbacca with a large weapon on his back in The Rise of Skywalker

Wookiees live around 400 standard years, and Chewbacca (born 200 years before A New Hope) still had 165 good years left in him after the Battle of Exegol. Who better to remain by Rey’s side than the wookiee who remained with her on the Millennium Falcon following Han Solo’s death? There’s no more fearsome and loyal co-pilot in the galaxy. And his centuries of wisdom and experiences with Jedi, Sith, politics, and governments alike make him an especially valuable friend for someone trying to build something new.

Force Ghost Ben Solo
Ben Solo near the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has already said she’s not sure how many flashbacks or Force Ghosts the film will feature. But if anyone surprise spectter makes sense for this story, even more than Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker, it’s Adam Driver’s Ben Solo. Him and Rey formed a dyad, and his presence and importance in her life would surely outlive his death. Since no one is “ever really gone” in Star Wars, that can also be literal. That’s why we’ll be on the lookout to see if any blue butterflies appear on Rey movie posters.

The story of Luke Skywalker’s heroics “on” Crait became an instant legend in the galaxy. It inspired hope in the Rebellion, including the young “Broom Boy” seen in The Last Jedi‘s final scene. The Force-sensitive child, named Temiri Blagg, used his powers for sweeping. We could learn that 15 years later he had also became a student of one of the heroes he dreamed about, as Rey recruited Broom Boy to become a Jedi Padawan.

Other Star Wars Sequel Trilogy Characters Who Could Appear in Daisy Ridley’s Rey Movie

“Broom Boy”
Broom Boy looks out at the stars at the end of The Last Jedi
Maz Kanata
Maz Kanata with her glasses on talks to Rey in The Force Awakens

The one thousand year old Maz knew more Jedi than anyone else alive. Not only could she offer Rey guidance, she could finally tell us how she got ahold of Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber.

Snoke (Well, “A” Snoke)
Vats of Snoke bodies in yellow liquid from The Rise of Skywalker

Most likely the movie will move past anything connected to Palpatine. But with most Jedi villains truly dead, if Rey’s story wants a past enemy, a leftover Force-sensitive lab creation could fill that gap. The Emperor made a lot of Snokes!

Zorii Bliss and Babu Frik
Zorri Bliss and Babu Frik in their ship during the Battle of Exegol in The Rise of Skywalker

Poe’s old flame showed up at Exegol with the delightful Babu Frik in tow, so we know they believe in the cause. Even if they didn’t, though, Zorii Bliss and her wonderful Anzellan friend are easy, winning choices for guest roles.

The Master Codebreaker
Justin Theroux's Master Codebreaker has a woman blow on his die at the Canto Bight casino in The Last Jedi

Justin Theroux’s debonair Master Codebreaker didn’t get to help in The Last Jedi, but that’s even more reason to give him a chance to shine inDaisy Ridley’s film

Jannah talks and sits with Finn in The Rise of Skywalker

We barely got to know the former First Order stormtrooper-turned-Resistance fighter who helped Rey and friends on Kef Bir. We’d like to know even more about her future.

Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix
Billie Lourd and her mother Carrie Fisher on the set of The Force Awakens.

Story wise it makes sense for an important Rebellion leader to be a major part of the new government. But even beyond that it would be comforting to see Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, in another Star Wars film.

Wedge Antilles
Wedge Antilles without a helmet in his ship during The Rise of Skywalker

Not only do we want to see old, grizzled war hero and pilot Wedge Antilles on screen again, we’d enjoy a spinoff movie for one of Star Wars’ most enduring Rebels.

Unkar Plutt
The oversized alien Unkar Plutt talks to Rey from behind a mesh screen in The Force Awakens

No, we don’t like this guy. Who does! But if Rey returns home to Jakku it would be only fitting for him to see what a hero his old scavenger became. Plus maybe Chewie can rip off his other arm.

Bazine Netal
The bounty hunter Bazine Netal smiles after turning in the Millennium Falcon in The Force Awakens

The bounty hunter who turned the Millennium Falcon in during The Force Awakens is one of the few remaining opponents who would has a history with Rey. She also makes for a captivating enemy.

Commander Larma D’Acy and her wife, Rebellion Pilot Wrobie Tyce
Commander Larma D'Acy and her wife, Rebellion Pilot Wrobie Tyce kiss during The Rise of Skywalker

Commander D’Acy is another important Rebellion officer who has a natural roll to fill in the galaxy’s future. Plus the movie could atone for the laughable “representation” it gave us when she shared the briefest onscreen kiss with her wife, pilot Wrobye Tyce.

Klaud, a big worm like alien, in The Rise of Skywalker

Why this alien out all of the many aliens we met in the Star Wars sequel trilogy? One word and one word only: Klaud.

Besides, don’t all Jedi need a big giant slug-like mechanic to fix their ships? That’s probably where Luke Skywalker went wrong.

Mikey Walsh is a staff writer at Nerdist. You can follow him on Twitter at  @burgermike. And also anywhere someone is ranking the Targaryen kings.

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