People have been trying to guess what’s going on with Star War: The Force Awakens ever since Disney first announced that they were making it. From plotlines to character appearances to whether Mickey Mouse will be making a guest showing, rumors and speculations abound. Now one Star Wars actor, Oscar Isaac, is stepping up and setting the record straight by telling fans straight out that they don’t know what they’re talking about. Read on to hear what Isaac had to say.
First and foremost, he talked about all the security that actors have to deal with these days in order to keep movie details hidden until the film actually releases:
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.
Then he gave us a slap in the face by saying that our plot speculations are as wrong as can be:
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.
Isaac also talked a bit about all the fun he had filming the new Star Wars, particularly with regards to getting to fly an X-Wing:
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.
It’s nice to know that Team Disney-Lucas is sticking to the practical effects like they said they would. This sort of thing goes a long way toward creating realism, not just in the way the effects look, but also in the way that the actors react to and interact with the effects. Which, in the end, leads to a far better production than a load of CGI, mo-cap and green screen does.
As far as all our speculation being worthless, one has to wonder at exactly how much Isaac has read into the rumormill. People come up with all sorts of crazy crap and with a production as large as The Force Awakens there are a lot of people working on it. Lots of people means more potential for leaks. So it’s likely that someone out there has it right. The only question is – which speculations and rumors shall we believe?
In the end, I have to agree with Isaac’s opinion on the matter. Why not just wait for the movie? Spoilers are called spoilers for a reason – because they spoil the bloody film. We all need to stop being so obsessed with what may or may not happen and just let it happen. Be Zen. Relax. The movie will be here in less than a year and then we’ll all get the chance to explore the mystery the way it was meant to be – on a giant-ass screen in a room filled with excited fans.
Source: Yahoo! Movies