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Star Wars Admirer Exemplifies Rey’s Malevolent Empress with a Spectacular Cosplay Performance

ZooGirlQ, the content creator, explores the darker side of the Force as Rey-turned-Empress Palpatine in amazing Star Wars cosplay photos.

One Star Wars cosplayer shared photos of herself as Empress Palpatine (Rey Skywalker’s dark side character) via social media.

ZooGirlQ is a creator of content and has recently shared photos of her as Dark Rey. “[C]all me.. Empress,” she wrote on Twitter alongside the impressive images which show the character’s iconic double-bladed lightsaber. The creator of the content replied to a fan who wrote that her character was inspired by fan art by @dazzlingjedi. The Sith version of Daisy Ridley’s Rey first appeared in 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a dream that featured Rey taking on this mirror version of herself on the wreckage of the second Death Star.

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Ridley first played Rey in the seventh episode of the Skywalker Saga, 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rey was the primary protagonist in the sequel trilogy. She also appeared in 2017’s The Last Jedi, and 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. The character also appears as a regular in other media like video games such as LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Battlefront II and animated web series like Star Wars Forces of Destiny.

Rey is revealed in The Force Awakens as a Scavenger who was left on the planet Jakku as just a young child. When she discovers that she’s Force-sensitive, she finds herself in the Resistance’s battle with the First Order. After having been trained to be a Jedi under both Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, she successfully defeats Palpatine as well as the First Order in The Rise of Skywalker and then sets out to rebuild the Jedi Order by adopting the name Rey Skywalker.

Will Daisy Ridley play Rey again?

While the actors in the sequel trilogy initially expressed disinterest in the series following The Rise of Skywalker was released However, they have since changed their opinions. Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron in the sequel trilogy, recently revealed that he’s open to “anything.” Ridley has also hinted that she would love to play with a lightsaber and said at the 2022 BAFTAs, “I’ll always be Rey.” In 2021, she also announced that she had recently met with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, although the details of that meeting were not revealed. Ridley and Rey aren’t confirmed to appear in any Star Wars projects.

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Lucasfilm has a variety of Star Wars films in development at the moment. One of them is being created by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. This film will reportedly take place after The Rise of Skywalker. Lindelof’s movie, however, will not be the 10th Skywalker Saga episode, but it will be the first Star Wars project that explores the post-TROS timeline. Some sources have suggested that the film might contain characters from the Star Wars sequel trilogy, but plot details aren’t yet revealed as Justin Britt-Gibson and Lindelof are currently co-writing the script.

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