Star Wars: Episode VII's Oscar Isaac teases stormtroopers and working with the original cast

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Sep 23, 2014

Even though we have no clue just who in the heck Oscar Isaac will be playing in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, that doesn’t mean we can't get tantalizing hints about the upcoming Star Wars sequel.

In an interview with EW, Isaac talked about the eagerly anticipated sci-fi movie, and — even though the actor couldn’t go into any details about the role (there’s a rumor going around that he’ll be playing the new owner of Han Solo’s iconic spaceship, the Millennium Falcon— he did tease a few tantalizing things about the film, including stormtroopers, and whether he had any interactions with co-stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, both on and off screen, saying:

“Yeah, I have. Both. 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. J.J. 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.”

Well, good to know that the Inside Llewyn Davis star will interact with the original Star Wars trio.

And when asked if Episode VII would also be filled with cheesy lines and the type of dialogue that harkens back to the original trilogy, here’s what he had to say:

“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.”

Just who do you guys think Oscar Isaac could actually be playing in Star Wars: Episode VII?

(EW via Comic Book Movie)

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