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Will Rey Be Part of STAR WARS After Daisy Ridley?

Will Rey Be Part of STAR WARS After Daisy Ridley?

Daisy Ridley says Episode IX will be her swan song as Rey, but do we hope the character will return? We discussed that on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back, along with what Universal’s Dark Universe might have looked like in the hands of Guillermo del Toro, and the internet’s best reactions to the Avengers: Infinity War trailer.

Jessica Chobot was joined by Director of Development Brendon Schulze, Bizarre States‘ Andrew Bowser, and Nerdist News writer Aliza Pearl on today’s show, and they led off with Daisy Ridley’s comments she’s done playing Rey after the final movie in the trilogy. Would we like to see the character in more adventures though? Will she get a strong sendoff in Ridley’s farewell performance? And do we wish director Rian Johnson went through with his plans to make Luke blind in The Last Jedi like Rogue One‘s Chirrut Imwe?

The panel then moved on to Guillermo del Toro saying he regrets turning down Universal’s offer way back in 2007 to lead their Dark Universe. Considering that was before shared universes became so prevalent, does Universal deserve some credit for being ahead of the curve? If del Toro had accepted their offer would the franchise have been successful instead of being DOA like it is now? Is his new film The Shape of Water his own take on the Creature From the Black Lagoon? Could this universe get a reboot some day? And what’s our dream cinematic universe?

Finally, the internet did not disappoint us with their reactions to yesterday’s amazing first Infinity War trailer. Which ones were our favorites? Did we love the jokes about Thanos’ missing hat, or all the memes about all the people he looks like? And could Steve Rodgers please share his hair care secrets with us?

We always want you to tune in to Nerdist News Talks Back when it airs live weekdays at 1:00 p.m. PT on our YouTube and Alpha channels, that way you can be a part of the conversation. And we promise we’ll still be there long after Episode IX.

But you can still share your thoughts on today’s topics by talking back to us in the comments below.

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