Oscar Isaac mentions ‘hundreds of Stormtroopers’ in Star Wars: Episode VII

 

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Oscar Isaac sits down and discusses two of his roles one being in A Most Violent Year and of course Star Wars: Episode VII. Its a great interview and I highly suggest reading the entire thing. When asked about Star Wars, leaked photos, and working with the big 3 he give us interesting answers that again prove and back up our reports that Stormtroopers are in fact back and ready to rumble (not counting the photos).

Is being in something as high-profile as Star Wars affecting the kinds of decisions you’re making about your own career going forward?
I’ve never been good at those kinds of calculations. It’s more like, if I get something and I read it and I think that there is something to do here or it’s different in some way or, like, that’s a psyche I’d like to inhabitit’s more about that. It’s impossible to know what you’re going to get, you know? That’s how I look at it.

Isaac appears to confirm potential scenes with Ford and Fisher and lots of Stormtroopers:

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Have you had much interactions with the original trio of Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill on or off-screen?
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 ithe’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.

Don’t worry Oscar, the celebration leading up to Christmas doesn’t ruin Christmas:

What do you think of this culture of leaked photos from set and this insatiable hunger for specific details about this new installment?
People want to know all those special things and when those iconic moments are going to happen, but if all that gets revealed beforehand I feel like it robs people of that moment when they’re sitting there watching it for the first time.

Star Wars without clunky dialog might not feel like Star Wars stylistically, to be honest:

The original Star Wars, of which you’ve said you’re a big fan, are filled with cheesy lines and dialogue which the actors have not shied away from criticizing over the years. How does this compare?
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.

It is pretty awesome to hear Issac be so forthcoming!

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