Damon Lindelof’s STAR WARS script reportedly centered around an elderly Rey with wanted Helen Mirren in the role

Revealed some possible new details about the Star Wars screenplay of the film that Damon Lindelof AND Justin Britt-Gibson written and delivered to Lucasfilm. After handing in that script, they parted ways with Lucasfilm, and Lindelof said last week that he was indeed being asked to leave “the Star Wars universe.”

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So, what kind of Star Wars story was Lindelof trying to tell that started him? Well, according to Jeff Sneider of The Hot Mic podcast, his Rey Skywalker movie was originally supposed to take place 60 years later. The Rise of Skywalkerand the studio was considering casting Helen Mirren as an older Rey.

There are no other details to share, but it sure would have been a very interesting direction to take. Perhaps this would have been the film Lucasfilm would have made if Daisy Ridley had continued to reprise her role in the film. Perhaps when the actress decided to return, the whole plan changed.

The big Star Wars movie with Rey’s return was announced at Star Wars Celebration and Lucasfilm Chief Executive Officer Kathleen Kennedy explained the story, saying:

“Well, it’s 15 years since Rise of Skywalker, so it’s after the war, after the First Order, and the Jedi are in disarray. There’s a lot of discussion going around, ‘Who are the Jedi? What are they doing? What are they doing? the state of the galaxy?’ He’s trying to rebuild the Jedi Order, based on the books, based on what he promised Luke, so that’s where we’re going.”

“I don’t know why we’re going to spend a lot of time in flashbacks or Force ghosts or anything like that, but definitely the spirit of what it represents to her will be significant.”

It has also been reported that Rey will not be starring in the film. It was explained: “Daisy will not necessarily be the protagonist. She will be like Luke [Skywalker] or the Obi-Wan [Kenobi] of the situation, and she will rebuild the new Jedi Order. It was also reported that John Boyega he may return to reprise his role as Finn.

It will be interesting to see what comes out of this film, but what do you think of Lindelof’s initial story that would be centered around an older version of Rey?

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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