Oscar Isaac on The Force Awakens Fan Theories: They Couldn’t Be More Far Off-Base.

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While discussing with Yahoo Movies his latest movie “A Most Violent Year”, the actor shared his disappointment for the huge amount of leaks surrounding the new Star Wars movie. He interestingly revealed though, that most of the fan theories about The Force Awakens are totally wrong…


From Yahoo Movies:

“They won’t even do that (give you a script in advance). You go to the place, and they have a room with cameras and you sit there and read the script. They’re incredibly protective, because nowadays, with however many hundreds of blogs and this and that, people are just ravenous for content. So because of that, there has to be such tight security around it. And it gets in the way of the process a bit, but it’s understandable.”


“I can’t speak for the cast and crew (about the leaks), I can just speak for myself, but for me I thought, Don’t you want to wait so you can get the real thing?” Isaac said. “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.”



“It was hard to believe that I was actually sitting in there and doing that (flying the X-Wing),” he said. “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.”


Actually I would be really happy if all the fan theories are wrong. I hope that many of us will still be surprised by many aspects of the movie when it hits theaters on December 18, 2015.


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48 thoughts on “Oscar Isaac on The Force Awakens Fan Theories: They Couldn’t Be More Far Off-Base.

  • December 29, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Thank God! While some of the fan theories about the plot weren’t all bad, that one theory about Luke’s floating hand made me wanna vomit. Hopefully the true plot to the movie lives up to our expectations.

  • December 29, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    “And it gets in the way of the process a bit, but it’s understandable.”

    God, I hope the actors weren’t encumbered by the over-secrecy.

  • December 29, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    A. Whole. Year. 🙁

    • December 29, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      God I know!!! sucks 🙁

      • December 30, 2014 at 3:46 am

        Relax. A year for us moderns is nothing. It’s like a few months.

        • December 30, 2014 at 9:36 am

          true that… just 12

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Here is a happy thought, sort of: In just TWO DAYS, we will be able to say: “There is a brand new Star Wars movie coming THIS YEAR!”

    Psychologically speaking, that sounds so much better than “next year”, hm?

    Be grateful for small comforts!

    • December 30, 2014 at 12:49 am

      THANK YOU!!! It actually makes me feel a lot better : )

      • December 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

        Sometimes you should be grateful to be left in peace, anyway. Remember what happened to Luke when he wished to go to the academy but his uncle wanted to keep him on the farm for one more season, and Luke was whining, “But that’s a WHOLE ‘NUDDER YEAR!”

        Within days, adventure found him, sure enough, but he also got to see the smouldering remains of the only parents he had known for 19 years, got to see his substitute parent Kenobi mowed down by Darth Vader, and lost his friend Biggs during the attack on the Death Star.

        So sometimes you should be grateful that it is, indeed, a whole ‘nudder year!

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Well, as long as there are a lot of theories, we don’t know which one is true anyway, do we? If a site really did stumble across the main twist for the movie, and knew for sure it was it, I just ask for ample warning, because I would not want to read that..

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I smell pre-into darkness tactics here.

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I don’t know why I don’t care about being surprised by the ends of movies. In fact, don’t you pretty much know how something will end based on knowing the genre? Did anyone think The Avengers would end differently than it did? How about Guardians of the Galaxy? And when a movie defies genre expectations I often find that to be flat and disappointing anyway. High expectations on the other hand can definitely make a movie less fun.

    • December 30, 2014 at 3:11 am

      Do you think anyone went into The Empire Strikes Back expecting it to way it did?

    • December 31, 2014 at 1:50 am

      Had high expectations for the Hobbit, watched part 1 and 2 in the Cinema but I wll skip part 3, the same opinion has my wife. The Book was way better not a overblown action flick in middle earth!

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Of course MOST of the theories are wrong. The question is; Which ones are right! 🙂

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:37 am

    “[Benedict Cumberbatch’s character is] not just another disgruntled alien. It’s a really interesting… sort of… thing. Obviously I can’t talk about it… It’s not Khan. That’s a myth. Everyone’s saying it is, but it’s not… I think people just want to have a scoop. It annoys me – it’s beyond the point to just ferret around for spoilers all the time to try to be the first to break them. It masquerades as interest in the movie but really it’s just nosiness and impatience. You just want to say, ‘Oh f— off! Wait for the film!’”
    — Simon Pegg

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I think it’s fine for the audience to know what will happen in a movie. The important thing is for the story elements to feel genuinely strange (like Bilbo’s senility in LOTR) and even that strangeness is just a symptom of the storyteller having something purposeful and specific to convey.

    To sum it up: plot twists staying secret = unimportant
    unconventionality as a symptom of purposeful storytelling = important

    • December 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      okay, but I you find out Lupita’s Character is actually Lando’s daughter, with Lando being the villain, DON’T TELL ME

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I gotta say [and not referring directly to Oscar, he was decent enough about it], I really don’t like actors or any filmmakers telling me how “I” should enjoy waiting for a film. Some of us get more enjoyment out of the hunt than just waiting and being surprised. No spoiler has ever ruined a film experience for me. That’s just how I am. I couldn’t care less about “mystery boxes.” I respect those that want to be spoiler free, just don’t expect me to do the same in order to be labeled a “real fan.”

    • December 30, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      I know what you mean. A few months before the phantom menace came out, I read the novilisation of the film because I couldn’t wait that long until it hit the cinema. Also I avoided being massively dissapointed when it came out because I was well aware how shite it was, tho nothing prepared me for the abomination that was jar jar. None of my mates would believe me when I said how shite it was and they were going to be well pissed.

  • December 30, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Much as he likes to not admit the concept art so far is legit and one source has been on the mark. Many of the fake 4anboy theories and obiw0n from tfn aka Spoilerbro is good for a laugh.

  • December 30, 2014 at 3:11 am

    He’s obviously never visited The Cantina.

  • December 30, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Oh, a racist troll. How unique.

  • December 30, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Oscar Isacs is cracked in the head.

    Most rumors I heard around here were actually CONFIRMED as being true.

    btw, how come Daisy Ridley and John Boyega never speak?

    • December 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Boyega and Ridley don’t have films coming out – no reason to do interviews.

      • December 30, 2014 at 7:32 pm

        Maybe Jjs doesn’t trust them o_O

  • December 30, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Maybe he’s saying the theories are “off-base” just to throw us…off base?!

    Mind. Bent.

  • December 30, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Just under 1 year until Episode VII.

    If we can assume that:
    *VII introduces us to the characters
    *VIII puts our heroes in grave danger
    *IX resolves the danger
    …then in just under 1 year, we will be left hanging and waiting another 2 years to be left hanging even worse. That’s pretty awesome actually!

  • December 30, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I just hope the rumor about Luke killing Han isn’t true… not that it’s a bad idea, I just hope I didn’t spoil it for myself… I want to be careful about reading spoilers from now on. I don’t mind spoilers like seeing what planets the movie will go to or what some of the scenes will look like… because those will be in the trailer. But I have very little will power… it’s hard not to click on things like “leaked concept art” or stuff like that.

    I can’t wait to see these X wing shots he’s talking about!

    • December 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Well I hadn’t heard about Luke killing Han… have tried to avoid anything with a spoiler warning…..but thanks for that!!! Would love to join the Cantina…but too many spoilers starting to be randomly thrown in without a warning. Have really enjoyed reading this blog for the last six months or so. Very interested in concepts, art direction, new technology etc but do not want to know the story..Thank you to the administers of this site for doing such a fine job! I’ll come back for a read once the film has opened and I’ve seen it..MTFBWY

      • December 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

        My apologies, next time I’ll add a “spoiler alert!” before the post itself. For whatever it’s worth I think that rumor is bunk because I think whoever would be around for such crucial scenes would be sworn to ultra ultra secrecy.
        I think the leaks we got about other elements in the story were somewhat vague, like as if a crew member might have seen a few isolated snippets being filmed… I guess we’ll see. Again, I’m sorry.

  • December 30, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I do hope there is never ANY cross-over between Star Wars and Marvel. I love Star Wars but Marvel has always seemed unrealistic and infantile to me. I can never suspend disbelief enough to believe the stupid powers that most of the super-heroes have. I have sort of half-watched a few of the movies (mostly on airplanes when I had no other choice) and they have all been shite. Here’s hoping Disney knows how to keep the two well apart…

    • December 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Marvel and Star Wars crossover? What have you been smoking :’)

      • December 30, 2014 at 12:09 pm

        More than crossover, I mean I don’t want to see Star Wars infected with anything remotely related with Marvel because I love Star Wars and rather despise Marvel. It just seems that lots of comments on sites like these compare the movies and talk about the way Disney is going to release the next “instalment” in the “Marvel Universe” blah, blah… In short, it irks me… but yeah I suppose I am not being very coherent and could be suspected of having smoked something, for which I apologize

        • December 31, 2014 at 7:35 pm

          Maybe you have heard of the SW movies having their own cinematic universe, likened to Marvel’s, no cross-over. There are spin-offs of beloved characters in the works, and SW Rebels having “tie-ins” to the sequels. This property is being closely guarded and worked on carefully, so I wouldn’t expect this to invite the likes of Thanos, hunting the infinity gems in the galaxy far, far away…which happened a long time ago. 🙂

    • December 30, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Sure, but I personally think there is a ton of potential with Leia VS Elsa. Or R2-D2 VS Timon and Pumba. Or what about Chewbacca’s Marvelous Siege Upon the Beast’s Castle?

  • December 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    this will be like Lost..most of the fan theories were better than what happened in the final season

    • December 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Yeah but JJ Abrams is doing this film and, as far as I know, he didn’t have anything to do with lost.

      • December 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm

        Loving the sarcasm

  • December 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    You expect him to confirm anything when he’s contractually obligated to lie and deny by the studio? Come on!

  • December 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    What would you expect him to say? “Oh you got us! That is totally right. How did you do that?”

    He is also spouting the oft-repeated line of: “There was a lot of practical effects. A lot of the stuff they actually made. There wasn’t a lot of green screen.”

    Then turns around and talks about how he had to use his imagination while being in the X-Wing.

    I don’t expect an actor to really know all that much about how movies are made. That isn’t what they are there for.

    • December 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Right, because using mock up x-wing in real life outer space or anywhere for that matter would make sense to keep things practical.

    • December 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      Its the same with the final season of Lost season..fans has ideas that were much better and the actors denied it and then what we got was worse…Common denominator JJ Abrams

  • December 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Am I the only one who has no theory, and does not plan to have a theory?
    the gang are back, chick with goggles, cool panicked stormtrooper guy, Luke has a Beard, ENOUGH SAID.
    Now to do something else with my year until the film comes out, then I’ll watch it, and base my theory on what the film says. How’s that for a fan-theory?

  • December 31, 2014 at 5:15 am

    He says the rumors are untrue but he doesnt specify what rumors has he heard of. So, it could be that he is talking just about some parts of this rumors, not nescessarily all of them. I still think theres a lot of truth about some of the rumors.

  • December 31, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Oscar cannot possibly be aware of ALL the rumors going around this. Just notice carefully what he says: “rumors based ON THE TRAILER”.

    He assumes that the little he is been told about as rumors the fans make is derived from the trailer and the leaked artwork.

    So actually everything already confirmed as true by the sources is still legit.

  • December 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    “Actually I would be really happy if all the fan theories are wrong. I hope that many of us will still be surprised by many aspects of the movie when it hits theaters on December 18, 2015.” says the guy who has a website dedicated pretty much to spoil it for everyone.This guys post’s are always contradictive, stupid and hypocritical…he is a jackass in high heels….and honestly…he probably works for disney and abrams and this site is part of J.J’s mystery box

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