After numerous rumors and all kinds of crazy speculation, today comes some actual confirmed comments regarding the currently in production “Star Wars: Episode VII” from one of the cast members – Oscar Isaac.
The acclaimed “Inside Llewyn Davis” and “The Two Faces of January” star has long been a confirmed cast member, though what his role is has been speculated to no end. The most common one thus far pegs him as the current owner of the Millennium Falcon in the upcoming franchise’s return.
Speaking with EW this week, Isaac couldn’t confirm or deny any reports but did say he does have scenes with some of the original “Star Wars” cast members:
“Yeah, I have… They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. It’s pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible. Everyone’s having a really good time. (Director) J.J. (Abrams) sets that tone.
There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s being done with a lot of heart. There’s nothing cynical about the way we’re doing this. Even the in way he’s shooting it – he’s shooting on film and actually building the sets, so you’ve got hundreds of Stormtroopers or whatever, and hundreds of extras and all the ships. You actually see it. It’s all real. Everyone can interact with the world.”
The original trilogy has been criticised on occasion for some of its cheesy dialogue at times, and Isaac admits that free wheeling spirit is back in these films:
“Yeah. [Laughs] I’m constantly looking for a cheesy line to say to harken back to the old ones. No, what they’re trying to do and what’s really great is J.J.’s been loosening it up a little bit and trying to make it alive and energized. It’s not formal. They’re messy, energized people. We’ve all intentionally tried to do that. Just make it a little more fiery and messy.”
Filming is continuing for now at the Pinewood Studios facility in the U.K. ahead of the film’s release next Christmas. For the full interview, click here.