It’s a Wrap for Oscar Isaac Too. Episode VII Filming to Finish by the End of October?

PinewoodA few days ago Anthony Daniels shared on Twitter that he has finished filming his part on Star Wars: Episode VII. Now another report supposedly reveals that Oscar Isaac also wrapped on the same day. Are we near the end of the Episode VII filming process . . ?


Anthony Daniels posted his message on September 27.


Just a few days before that, HitFix posted an interview with Oscar Isaac wherein it’s mentioned that Isaac’s last day of shooting is Friday, September 26:

Heads up everyone: Oscar Isaac’s last day shooting “Star Wars: Episode VII” is this Friday, Sept. 26. The cast has another few weeks of filming, but Isaac is taking a well deserved four day vacation before moving on to his next project, David Simon’s HBO mini-series “Show Me A Hero.”



So it looks like there might be even more actors already done with filming. If you remember back in February HitFix posted that according to their sources principal photography for Episode VII will start in mid-May and wrap in September:

Multiple sources now have confirmed for us that “Star Wars Episode VII” is set to start shooting mid-May and will run through September of this year, and most principal casting on the film is complete, with many announcements still to come. While Abrams had mentioned May during the TCA press tour and there had been speculation about the summer date, the full production schedule was finally confirmed for us.


They were right about the start of filming and it looks like they could be right on the end of filming as well. They reported September, but if we consider the hiatus caused by Ford’s injury then the end of October looks about the correct time when the entire production will wrap.


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34 thoughts on “It’s a Wrap for Oscar Isaac Too. Episode VII Filming to Finish by the End of October?

  • September 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    This also indirectly tells you that Isaac and Daniels probably do not have a ton of scenes with Ford. This is assuming that the remaining scenes are probably caused by Fords injury, they probably created the schedule to get rid of Isaac, who has another commitment and Daniels. Curiously though Luke and Leia are not reportedly finished so perhaps they have more scenes with Han. We can hope anyway.

  • September 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    This makes perfect sense. If the plan was for May through September then additional time would have to be planned for retakes, weather and other unexpected issues. (i.e. Harrison Ford’s injury). I’m still standing behind my hypothesis that we will begin seeing official releases regarding details and characters after the first of 2015. Post production will likely not be finished until late November 2015.

  • September 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Early release maybe??? 🙂

      • September 30, 2014 at 6:28 pm

        I will have to agree with Duke on this one – they are dead-set on a December 2015 release date. No sooner, no later.

          • September 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

            No way in hell is Disney gonna give up that sweet Avatar-Titanic slot.

            Imagine if we actually got a great movie that also had the legs to give those two a run for their $$. |D

  • September 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Why can’t they just release it on the same day the other ones were…in May

      • October 1, 2014 at 6:49 am

        Plus JJ said it wouldnt be done by May 2015 and they want it sometime in 2015.

    • September 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      It’s understandable to want a May release, but that’s also a horribly bad idea. Summer 2015 is way too crowded, whereas December 2015 gives VII plenty of room to make money from all those repeat viewings through February or so with little competition.

      Look at it this way. Star Wars was originally supposed to be released December 1976 but got pushed back to May 1977. Now VII being pushed back from May to December takes the franchise full circle.

  • September 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Man… if most of the actors are wrapping… that’s a megaton of time for post to add it’s magic.

    Also gives it a ton of time to be seen by the inner circle and make sure it’s perfect. No pressure… it’s just a genuine sequel to a phenomenon.

    • September 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      Post is the fun part! Not really, but it has to be done. Better get the editing right…

  • September 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I wonder if Ezra from rebels will be a force wielder good/bad in episode 7…..he will be about the same age as Luke

    • September 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      I don’t think that there will be any characters from Rebels or The Clone Wars in the movie. Oblique references to them may be snuck in (particularly for the former cartoon, which will be in its second season by the time the movie is in theaters), but I’m not expecting Max Von Sydow to play the Inquisitor or Gwendoline Christie to play Ahsoka Tano or anything like that.

      • September 30, 2014 at 11:21 pm

        I know read somewhere they were planning on tying rebels to VII somehow

        • October 1, 2014 at 12:15 am

          I can see references or family ties between characters happening, but I doubt that they’d go for something as blunt as a foregone conclusion – the idea that “character x in Rebels is going to live because they’re in Episode VII, which takes place decades later” kind of kills dramatic tension that you have built up for that specific character.

          • October 1, 2014 at 12:47 am

            I agree because part of the natural tension that exists with Rebels is the fact that none of these characters are in the OT therefore there is a good chance something bad happens to them, unless they only refer to the possibility that a character could have survived but not mention their names

  • September 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    kinda think oscar has more of a lando-esque role in this movie. Which speaking of lando it’s no surprise their not bringing him back this movie. Lando’s always been more of a half-way through the trilogy sort of guy (check it, he literally appears halfway into the trilogy, neat).
    I think having lando tagging along with Han with daisy with boyega with driver with luke be too much clutter. Lando always wait’s until the dust settles before he makes his entrance, lest he appear unneeded and annoying like a certain gungan.
    There is hope for Billy dee Williams.

    Wait, i forgot, what was this article about?

    • September 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      too much clutter? Don’t OT fanatics like you also want Wedge to make a return?

      Also, enough of the jar jar bashing. That got old in 1999.

      • September 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm

        “OT fanatics” Oh right because being a fan of something amazing is a bad thing ..

      • October 1, 2014 at 6:45 am

        Yeah, that’s my point, having every single character from the ot return in ep VII would be too much. but i’m not against lando in specific making a return later on in the trilogy because he actually isn’t a bad character. Admiral Ackbar wouldn’t hurt either. Wedge Antilles i think was a cool looking fellow fighter to appear in the battle sequences, but that war is over and he was never that big of a character for me. So no, i’m not torn up about wedge sitting this tril’ out (neither is the guy who played him).

        Fair enough about Jar Jar, the hating on him is getting a little old. I’m a lazy writer and jumped on the easy comparison

  • September 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Oscar Isaac is on a roll. After ILD he has two potentially great movies in the can: A most violent year and Mojave. Now he’s starring in the new mini series by the The Wire creator. And of course Star Wars. Woah!

  • September 30, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Still concerned for Oscar’s role in star wars. Is he in the main trio? I’d prefer not. I loved him in Inside Llewyn Davis so if his character is like that then that would be absolutely fantastic, but otherwise I don’t think he has shown he can bring anything particularly charismatic to a role. (Unlike for example Harrison who brought a lot to his role as Han or Carrie who brought a lot to Leia. I’m not sure if Oscar can bring the personality to play a lead.)

    • September 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      Strongly disagree, he had only a small part in Drive for example and was soo memorable. I Think he will be the fan favourite in ep 7.

    • October 1, 2014 at 7:01 am

      You never know, the directing is just as pivotal in a good performance as the actor themselves. Some actors are good in their movie because the script and director are good, other actors are extraordinarily talented but have a mediocre script to work with, like say Alec Guinness.
      I have yet to personally watch oscar in action, but previous work is not a 1-for-1 indication of how the same actor will work when given a new script and a new director.
      Like say with Thor, his acting is not so great in avengers, but then again as Hopkins (odin) put it, with a suit like that you don’t need to be a good actor.
      Since then he has proven himself as a good actor, but with thor he had a rather easy task. Then you have Captain America, at first glance the least interesting of the big 4. Considering that with Cap’ there’s almost nothing flashy to distract from his actual character, I think both director and actor did a very good job portraying the most normal character in the most interesting way.
      Who knows, whether or not Oscar will be loved or hated, we won’t know until December 2015

  • September 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    So. Why don’t we hear anything from John Williams?
    Has he been confirmed? I just hope Giacchino will not be doing the score

    • September 30, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      The John Williams confirmation broke over a year ago ..

      • September 30, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        Nope. Giacchino is a fine composer and can come up with some good melodies, but in terms of large scaled blockbuster music he falls flat. Especially in the orchestration. I’m not sure who he went with to do the orchestration for the star trek films or if he did it himself but it was not exactly terrific work. He can come up with some nice and memorable tunes, but he can’t rise to the challenge and come up with huge star wars-y themes like the imperial march or duel of the fates. His big numbers always feel small to me, and star wars music needs to be very broad. Take the binary sunset music for example.

  • September 30, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Maybe if we all wished long and hard enough for it, we could finally expect to see a teaser and – heaven forbid…a title reveal in time for May 4th, 2015?

    • September 30, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Maybe even earlier than that – remember, Celebration VII is happening in Spring next year.

      I couldn’t see why they wouldn’t show some sort of Episode VII trailer at that time.

  • October 1, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I was writing an email to a Star Wars insider…..and just off hand mention episode VII ‘The Ancient Fear’ he got really all up in arms how there had been no confirmation of this as the name. Dont know if his response does infact confirm it is not the Ancient Fear….. then or?!?!

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