STAR WARS: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy On What She's Bringing To The Franchise; First Look At Rey's Jedi Order Logo?

STAR WARS: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy On What She's Bringing To The Franchise; First Look At Rey's Jedi Order Logo?

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has shared new details about her upcoming Star Wars movie revolving around Daisy Ridley's Rey and addresses the toxic side of fandom. We also have a new Jedi Order logo...

By JoshWilding - Jun 21, 2024 11:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

At last April's Star Wars Celebration, it was revealed that Daisy Ridley will return to the Galaxy Far, Far Away for a new Star Wars movie revolving around Rey. 

Set 15 years after the events of The Rise of Skywalker, we expect Rey to establish a new Jedi Order as we finally learn what the Galaxy looks like in the wake of the Empire (and Emperor Palpatine) finally being vanquished. 

Ms. Marvel director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy recently spoke with Sirius XM and explained, "At the heart of it, for me, is Rey Skywalker, is Daisy Ridley and her story and taking her on an adventure to a Jedi Academy. And sort of creating a world that is a natural dovetail to the story we've seen her go through the last three episodes."

"I've had conversations with J.J. Abrams, and I've had conversations with George Lucas and, of course, Dave Filoni, who's a big part of the Star Wars universe now, we speak very often, and Kathleen Kennedy, and Carrie Beck, and Simon Emanuel," the filmmaker added. 

It's an exciting list of names, but even with experts like that on hand, Obaid-Chinoy will be faced with the toxic side of Star Wars fandom. Her hiring immediately prompted claims of "woke-ism" and there are those who have vowed to boycott the movie after comments she made in the past resurfaced and were edited to make it sound like she planned to "make men uncomfortable."

"The story that interests me most is in Rey’s journey as a female Jedi," Obaid-Chinoy told Variety in a separate interview. "That’s how I can best bring my experiences to it."

"The greatest thing about ‘Star Wars’ is that everyone has a personal connection to it," she adds. "Everyone is passionate about it. And throughout the fandom, people have clear ideas about who should direct or what the stories should be about. I’m just drowning out those voices until I’m done."

"As a storyteller, I’m focused on drawing new moviegoers into the cinema, and bringing a sense of nostalgia that will appeal to older fans of the series."

That sounds like the best possible approach to us and, in related news, official Star Wars merchandise may have revealed the logo for Rey's Jedi Order. Whether this will be used in the movie itself remains to be seen, though we'd say it's likely. 

This Star Wars movie, rumoured to be titled either New Jedi Order or A New Beginning, doesn't have a confirmed release date.

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karlel
karlel - 6/21/2024, 4:58 PM
Here's an idea. Leave your politics, your opinions on real world events, your ideas on sexuality, and leave all of that at home. Make a good movie. Most of us don't care if the director is a woman, and most of the people complaining about it are looking at the most recent Star Wars turd that just got pumped out over at Disney so even some of that group has at least a little room to be annoyed that there's another woman looking to make men look stupid, straight people dumb, and white people evil while using a vehicle made from the memories of their favorite movies. Most of us just want to see this property be successful so we can see more of them. I do not understand why they can't do this.
DevilsDreams
DevilsDreams - 6/24/2024, 4:08 AM
@karlel - It's this line that worries me... "The story that interests me most is in Rey’s journey as a female Jedi," Whilst I'll admit that most prominent female Jedi were in the EU, they were there!
For me the focus needs to be around Rey's experiences and her trying to start up the Jedi order a new, her gender/sexuality, etc should be a background aspect over those that are more important to the story...

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