Oscar Isaac and Andy Serkis both briefly discussed the upcoming movie, the cast, J.J. Abrams and more. Isaac also gave a hint that filming with cast members will probably start at the end of the month…
Isaac interview from Empire Online:
In the beginning of the interview he states that :
“I could not be more excited to be a part of the Star Wars saga. It still seems hard to believe. Star Wars is a huge part of my family. Collecting toys, throwing themed parties. We had a big one for Return of the Jedi. I came as a gonk droid.”
He goes on to say he is confident in his Director J.J. Abrams.
“There are some big movies that are quite good. And interesting, and have interesting stories. I think one person in particular is JJ, JJ Abrams. He makes really good stories. He puts a lot of heart into them. They don’t feel like they’re just exploitive.”“
“I think there are a lot of different films you can be surprised by, and that have the element of the unknown and I think it is very important. It’s very important. That’s why I do understand some secrecy with certain films, not wanting to let it out.”
So don’t expect a whole lot of plot leaks as security is very tight from what we’ve been hearing. I for one think its a good thing that we will hopefully not be getting plot spoilers I wouldn’t want to know plot spoilers, would you?
In another interview Isaac revealed that filming with the cast should start at the end of May: (via tv3.ie)
“[We start shooting] end of this month. It’s incredibly exciting because [when] I grew up… my family [have always been] huge, huge fans.”
“My uncle and cousin collect the toys and have Star Wars parties. When I told them, they had the biggest nerd-gasm. There is nothing I could possibly have said that would have, or could ever, top that.”
So could this possibly mean that the filming that is reportedly taking place in Abu Dhabi right now is made by a second unit with no cast members?
Isaac could mean that he starts filming at the end of May not the whole cast. The “we start shooting” part seems to be added by the site who posted the article.
I bet that when official filming with cast members starts Lucasfilm will release an official photo from the set. This will be a day long remembered!
And a few bits from Andy Serkis. From BBC:
Andy Serkis says he is “extremely excited” about his upcoming performance in Star Wars: Episode VII.
The actor, best known for playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings franchise, says he “can’t quite believe” he has a role in the film.
“It’s a wonderful, wonderful cast, really beautiful director, great atmosphere… Star Wars was my childhood, so it’s fantastic,” he said.
The 50-year-old also said security around the script is “very tight”.
He added: “You can’t wander off with it.”
Serkis has also launched his own studio, The Imaginarium, which specialises in performance capture – the kind of filming he used with Peter Jackson in the Lord of the Rings films.