'Force Awakens' One Year Later: John Boyega and Daisy Ridley's Post-'Episode VII' Gigs
Sunday marked one year since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which means it's also been a year since John Boyega and Daisy Ridley were blasted into a entirely new stratosphere of stardom.
Boyega and Ridley have lined up a number of big-budget, as well as low-profile, projects since the The Force Awakens raked in over $2 billion at the box office. To keep track of it all, Heat Vision has the breakdown of what's up next for the stars (aside from Episode VIII, of course).
Heat Vision breakdown
Ridley is set to star in Kenneth Branagh's A-list remake of Murder on the Orient Express, with a cast that includes the likes of Johnny Depp, Leslie Odom Jr. and Michelle Pfeiffer.
She also has been cast as Ophelia in Claire McCarthy's Hamlet reimagining, Ophelia, and is in talks to star in the supernatural drama Kolma, which will reteam her with The Force Awakens helmer J.J. Abrams, who is producing the film under his Bad Robot shingle.
Ridley also is attached to Doug Liman's buzzy YA adaptation Chaos Walking, starring opposite another young Brit turned franchise star, Spiderman: Homecoming's Tom Holland.
Oh, and she also will be voicing a CGI rabbit in Sony's live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of Peter Rabbit.
Boyega also has had a busy year, booking the starring role in Universal/Legendary's Pacific Rim sequel, where he will be playing the son of Idris Elba's character from the first installment of the Guillermo del Toro-directed robots vs. monsters franchise.
The actor also is one of the many young Hollywood faces, including Jack Reynor, Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore and Will Poulter, who have been cast in Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Detroit Riots movie.
Boyega will next be seen opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in the tech thriller The Circle (audiences have already been treated to a first look), which is set to hit theaters in April.
Earlier this year, the 24-year-old honed his stage acting chops while starring in the working-class drama Woyzeck, written by Jack Thorne, the playwright behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Of course, both of the English actors are set to reprise their Force Awakens roles — Boyega as the reluctant Storm Trooper turned reluctant rebel Finn and Ridley as the orphaned, Force-adept Rey — in Rian Johnson's upcoming Episode VIII, which has wrapped filming and is set to blast into theaters a year from now on Dec. 15, 2017.
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