As a new addition to the Star Wars franchise, Oscar Isaac has had to learn a lot about what it’s like working in a massive franchise under a mountain of scrutiny. So what does he make of all the armchair prognosticating from fans?
In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, it seems Isaac doesn’t make much of all the plot theories floating around out in the ether. Isaac is apparently a major player in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, playing the mysterious character Poe Dameron. As a reference point, he’s the X-Wing pilot we glimpsed in the teaser trailer.
Isaac was asked about all the insanity surrounding the production, with everything from secret sources to spy drones flying around the set. Despite all the apparent leaks, Isaac says fans still have no clue what they’re actually doing:
“I can’t speak for the cast and crew, I can just speak for myself, but for me I thought, ‘Don’t you want to wait so you can get the real thing?’ But it creates excitement for it. I don’t think these little leaks necessarily ruined watching the trailer. And also, the [plot theories] that get that formulated based on these things — they couldn’t be more far off-base.”
Isaac was also asked about the look and style of the film, and not surprisingly, he geeked out about getting to fly his own X-Wing. But he also touched on the fact that Abrams insisted on using a ton of practical effects — with only a minimal amount of green screen. As any fan of the original trilogy will likely agree, that’s welcome news:
“It was hard to believe that I was actually sitting in there and doing that. And it’s physical. You have to kind of get in touch with that child again that had a little X-Wing and would fly around his room making crazy sounds, you had to tap into that spirit again and that was a lot fun. There was a lot of practical effects. A lot of the stuff they actually made. There wasn’t a lot of green screen.”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens Dec. 18, 2015.
Since all the fan theories are apparently wrong, what the heck do you think this movie is actually about?
(Via Yahoo Movies)