We’ve been hearing a ton of rumors and theories of what to expect when ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ hits the big screen next December but according to actor Oscar Isaac (‘Drive’,’X-Men: Apocalypse‘) who is actually in the film, these rumors are all wrong! While he doesn’t outright say that all of the leaked information is false – and actually implies that some of it is true – he does say that all of the theories formed by that early information and the first trailer are all wrong.
Specifically he says that “I can’t speak for the cast and crew, I can just speak for myself, but for me I thought, ‘Don’t you want to wait so you can get the real thing?’ … 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.”
While we do know that he will be playing Poe Dameron, an X-Wing pilot, we haven’t heard much else. What is pretty cool though is that it seems the X-Wing itself is more of a practical effect than CGI as, “It was hard to believe that I was actually sitting in there and doing that. 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.”
That has me even more excited about the film as word of practical effects seems to be big on every actor’s lips that do talk about the film. I’m sure with the rise of popularity of green screen that the ability to actually work with more practical effects in a science fiction is a nice change for actors on truly getting into character.
Of course we know he can’t say much about the plot itself but even preparing for the film was shrouded in layers of secrecy. In order to read through the script the actors says that “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.”
Do you think Isaac is trying to put out the flames of rumor or are we truly in surprise for something completely new when the film hits the big screen?