Star Wars Episode VII is a production seated in mystery. Eliminate every rumor and leaked set picture, and all we know is it takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi and some familiar faces and ships are returning. Frankly, even with the rumored details (which often contradict each other), it’s impressive that J.J. Abrams and the creative team have been able to keep so much of it secret. Which is why it’s refreshing to occasionally get legitimate information from people involved, even it is vague as hell, as was the case with Oscar Isaac recently in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
While talking about his new film The Two Faces of January, Isaacs was asked if he’s enjoyed working with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
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.
If you were expecting him to divulge a juicy plot detail, you’re obviously not aware of the Imperial Scout Trooper that follows his movements at all times. Still, the fact that he specifically mentioned working with Ford and Fisher means that he shares at least a few scenes with them, if not more. A popular rumor is that Isaac is playing Han Solo and Leia Organa’s son. He’s certainly around the right age, although he doesn’t seem to have inherited that Ford gruffness. However, it’s also possible he only has a professional relationship with them, or maybe is an associate of Luke’s. The more answers we get, the more questions pop up.
What’s more intriguing is that large stormtrooper army. What could those infamous white-armored soldiers be up to? Are they a force for good or evil this time? Who are they fighting against? Has their firearms training improved in 30 years? That last question is the most important one that needs to be answered.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly