Now that the Skywalker saga got here to an finish with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, what’s subsequent for the actors? Though the Star Wars movie saga as followers knew it’s now over, it isn’t the top of the Star Wars universe: one other trilogy from Star Wars: The Final Jedi director, Rian Johnson, is predicted to occur in a close to future, in addition to one other movie with Kevin Feige as producer, together with the Star Wars collection on Disney+, like The Mandalorian and the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi collection.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker follows the ultimate stand of the Resistance in opposition to the First Order, which is revealed to have been aided by the supposedly deceased Sheev Palpatine, corrupting Kylo Ren within the course of. Talking of Kylo, his inside battle between either side of the Pressure continues, as does Rey’s Jedi coaching due to Leia. The movie additionally solved one of many greatest mysteries of the sequels: Rey’s backstory and origin. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker did its finest to deliver closure to the characters, however failed for probably the most half – which is irritating provided that it’s the ultimate journey within the saga.
However now that it’s throughout, what are the actors – each these launched on this movie and those from the unique trilogy that got here again – going to do now? Life after Star Wars will be tough (simply check out Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen), however fortunately, a lot of the actors in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have already got a few initiatives lined up.
Daisy Ridley rose to worldwide fame with the Star Wars sequel trilogy, and all eyes will certainly be on her and her subsequent initiatives now that Rey’s story has come to an finish. Ridley will as soon as extra voice Cottontail Rabbit in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, to be launched in April, and can play Viola Eade in Chaos Strolling, a sci-fi movie directed by Doug Liman and primarily based on Patrick Ness’ novel The Knife of By no means Letting Go. Chaos Strolling doesn’t have a launch date, because it’s going by reshoots after poor take a look at screenings.
Adam Driver is a really busy man, and his position as Kylo Ren within the Star Wars sequels didn’t cease him from participating in different initiatives, most notably Logan Fortunate, BlacKkKlansman, and Marriage Story. On the time of writing, Driver solely has one undertaking developing after The Rise of Skywalker: the musical Annette, alongside Marion Cotillard. The story follows a humorist and his spouse, who’s a world-famous soprano. Their life takes a flip with the arrival of their daughter, Annette, who has a singular reward.
John Boyega has two initiatives lined up – a movie and a miniseries. The primary one is the drama movie Bare Singularity, primarily based on the novel of the identical title by Sergio De La Pava, the place he’ll share the display with Invoice Skarsgård, Olivia Cooke, Ed Skrein, and Tim Blake Nelson. The second is the miniseries Small Axe, of which particulars are at present unknown.
Oscar Isaac received the hearts of many due to his position as Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, and followers will see him once more on the large display this yr. Isaac is a part of the solid of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, a sci-fi movie and first of a deliberate two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel of the identical title. Starring alongside Isaac are Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, and plenty of extra. Dune is scheduled for a December, 2020, launch. Isaac may even seem within the drama movie Massive Gold Brick.
Luke Skywalker turned one with the Pressure on the finish of The Final Jedi, however followers received to see him as soon as extra in The Rise of Skywalker, and his arc formally got here to an finish. Mark Hamill doesn’t have any movie initiatives after Star Wars 9, however he lent his voice to Cecil Stedman within the upcoming animated superhero collection Invincible, primarily based on the comedian e book character of the identical title by Robert Kirkman. The collection is about to premiere on Amazon Prime Video someday this yr.
Although Han Solo met his destiny in Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens, Harrison Ford got here again for a cameo look in The Rise of Skywalker, in what some followers have labelled as one of many many fan service moments within the movie. Ford’s life post-Star Wars thus far contains the journey movie The Name of the Wild, primarily based on Jack London’s novel of the identical title and the remake of Fox’ 1935 movie.
Joonas Suotamo had his movie debut in Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens as Peter Mayhew’s physique double, taking part in Chewbacca in lots of actions scenes. Suotamo took over the position in The Final Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, and reprised it in Solo: A Star Wars Story as Mayhew’s well being worsened. Suotamo doesn’t have new initiatives lined up but.
Domhnall Gleeson can brag about being a part of two profitable movie franchises: Harry Potter (the place he performed Invoice Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Half 1 and Half 2) and Star Wars. Gleeson is taking it simple after The Rise of Skywalker and the one undertaking he has is Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, reprising his position as Thomas McGregor.
Kelly Marie Tran received her massive break when she was solid as Rose Tico in The Final Jedi, reprising the position in The Rise of Skywalker (although in a a lot smaller capability than within the earlier movie). Star Wars opened new doorways for her, and her future roles embody Daybreak Betterman in The Croods 2 and Val Little in Disney+’s upcoming collection Monsters at Work.
One of many characters Star Wars followers had been most excited to see in The Rise of Skywalker is Lando Calrissian, whose final look was in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 36 years in the past. Williams doesn’t have any movies or TV reveals coming within the close to future, however he’ll most certainly maintain showing at fan conventions and proceed portray, one thing that he sees as his legacy.
Emperor Palpatine’s return was the largest shock from the Star Wars sequels, even when it turned out to be not as thrilling as anticipated. Similar to Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid he doesn’t have any initiatives lined up neither on movie or TV, and it’s unknown if he’ll proceed engaged on theater or every other media.
Keri Russell performed the mysterious Zorii Bliss in The Rise of Skywalker. Bliss is an previous acquaintance of Poe Dameron from Kijimi, who later joined the Resistance’s battle in opposition to the First Order. Russell will seem within the supernatural horror movie Antlers, to be launched in April. The movie follows instructor Julia Meadows (Russell) and her sheriff brother Paul (Jesse Plemons) who change into entwined with a younger scholar in her faculty who’s hiding a secret with horrifying penalties.
Lupita Nyong’o’s character in Star Wars, Maz Kanata, arrived to go away a plot gap after which left – however not with out (lastly) giving Chewbacca a Medal of Bravery. However that’s up to now (form of), and Nyong’o’s upcoming undertaking thus far is the spy movie 355, directed by Simon Kinberg. The movie is about brokers from completely different espionage backgrounds who be part of forces to stop a company from disrupting the world. Additionally starring are Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Diane Kruger, Sebastian Stan, and Édgar Ramírez.
Richard E. Grant is one other very busy man. Following his position as Allegiant Normal Pryde, he’ll seem within the motion comedy The Hitman’s Spouse’s Bodyguard, to be launched this yr. Additionally arriving in 2020 is Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie, primarily based on the musical of the identical title by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae. In it, Grant will play Hugo Battersby, a former drag queen by the title of Loco Chanelle. He may even have a task within the upcoming anthology collection Dispatches from Elsewhere, set to premiere on AMC in March.
Although The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t Naomi Ackie’s first cinematic position (she performed Anna in William Oldroyd’s Girl Macbeth), and he or she was already recognized for taking part in Bonnie in The Finish of the F***ing World, her position as Jannah undoubtedly gave her extra publicity. Ackie’s post-Star Wars future thus far contains the pilot episode for the Recreation of Thrones prequel collection.
Beloved C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels is the one one to seem in all movies of the Skywalker saga, in addition to Rogue One. He additionally voiced C-3PO in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Lego Film, and Ralph Breaks the Web, and performed Tak in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Daniels doesn’t have any initiatives lined up, so Star Wars followers must wait and see what his subsequent journey shall be.