Daisy Ridley says 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' goes 'deeper into Rey's story'

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ByABC News
April 14, 2017, 12:17 PM

— -- One day after "Star Wars" Celebration kicked off the big convention weekend with a look to the past and a 40th-anniversary panel, the focus turned to the future -- namely the next blockbuster film, "The Last Jedi."

Though the movie won't hit theaters until December, fans were treated to plenty of little spoilers Friday as Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and more took the main stage to chat about the upcoming "space opera."

Ridley appeared early and spilled a little bit about her role as Rey in her second "Star Wars" film. In her first, "The Force Awakens," she showed that she was powerful in the force, besting villain Kylo Ren in lightsaber combat. But it's not clear in the film who she is or if she's related to any iconic characters.

"What can I say, in 'The Last Jedi,' we go deeper into Rey’s story," she said.

At the end of "The Force Awakens," Rey finds a hidden Luke Skywalker and appears to give him back his lightsaber lost years ago. Fans expect that Luke might train Rey in the ways of the force.

Ridley said that like most people, Rey might find it "difficult when you meet your heroes, it might not be what you expect."

That was a very cryptic message that drew a gasp from the crowd.

Luke Skywalker himself, Hamill, took the stage a bit later and dived deeper into the essence of "The Last Jedi."

"It's not Luke's story anymore, but I think he's important part of the overall arc of the saga," he said. To which Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said, "I'm just going to break in here and make sure everyone realizes he's so significantly important to the next film."

Fans also got a teaser trailer and a new poster.

ABC News Digital will be on the ground in Orlando, bringing you all the big "Star Wars" developments, so check back for more.

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