Actor Oscar Isaac offers a few tidbits about his work on the currently untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII and the differences in Directors. Read on for more…
Star Wars fans all over the world are getting excited about actor Oscar Isaac’s return as the flashy pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The young actor recently mentioned that Episode VIII’s director Rian Johnson’s take on the galaxy far, far away will be far different than anything that has come before.
Speaking to Collider’s Steven Weintraub, during the premiere for the London’s Global Fan Screening of Bryans Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, Isaac spoke a few words about his day of filming Star Wars: Episode VIII.
“Today, Poe was doing a very cool stunt in pinewood, and then I took a nap and came here”. he said.
Steve also asked him what it’s like working for Director Rian Johnson compared to J.J. Abrams.
“Well they’re both great filmmakers, and they both have strong ideas where they feel the emotion of the story goes, and so it’s a great continuation of what J.J. started.”
Isaac is also officially on board to star in the Paramount thriller ‘A Foreigner’. The film revolves around a murdered Guatemalan man who arranges for videos of his killers to be distributed after his death in order to uproot the corruption that has led to other killings. The story is based on David Grann’s 2011 New Yorker article “A Murder Foretold.”
Also the first X-Men: Apocalypse reviews started showing up, and there are headlines like: ‘Oscar Isaac Deserves Better Than “X-Men: Apocalypse”‘, and ‘”X-Men: Apocalypse” Is A Waste Of A Perfectly Good Oscar Isaac.’ So it appears we have a yet another strong performance by Isaac, unfortunately this time in a not so good movie.
Star Wars: Episode VIII recently past the halfway mark of filming and looks to be on track for its release which is set for December of 2017.
You can watch the entire Collider chat with star Oscar Isaac here:
In an Entertainment Tonight exclusive, Carly Steel caught up with Star Wars: The Force Awakens Actor Oscar Isaac to discuss his new film X-Men: Apocalypse’, due out May 27. The actor also revealed some more tidbits about Star Wars: Episode VIII, including the fact that his character Poe Dameron has a much bigger role in the sequel film. When asked about the fact that reportedly his character was originally going to die in Star Wars: Episode VII, and how will that impact the story for Episode VIII’, Isaac had this to say:
“Well, I’m around, first of all, which is nice.” he said. “But the thing about it being an Indie film obviously it’s this huge, huge thing but it’s more about the quality of what it feels like to film specially with the new additions to the cast, like Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro, they’re incredible actors and Rian, his sensibility is one of smaller films,” he added. “So, within all of the bigness and the epic scope of the film, it does feel like we’re getting to find some of that nuance and that intimacy.”
Isaac also mentioned that his character will have more action and the characters are pushed to their limits.
“Poe, he gets to be more a part of the story, and all of the characters in the film, they get tested, intensely,” he said. “It’s a lot of conflict in it, which is great.”
You can watch the full ET interview here.
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