Star Wars Episode IX: Set is looser and more improvisational, according to Oscar Isaac


Star Wars Episode IX actor Oscar Isaac says set is “looser” than previous shoots, which could lend to a fun, thrilling movie on the way.

Actors know their characters better than anyone . Living, breathing, probably even dreaming about them. With Star Wars Episode IX a little over a year away, who better knows their characters than the actors playing them.

It’s probably why the set of Star Wars Episode IX is looser and open to improvisation, according to Oscar Isaac in an interview with Indiewire. With different directors, writers, producers, etc., the only constant through the sequel trilogy is the actors.

Isaac is now playing Poe Dameron for the third time on screen. He’s been in his head, knowing how he thinks, feels, and has a better feel for him than anyone.

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And improvisation certainly works at times for making memorable – if not iconic – scenes in Star Wars history. Remember, Han Solo’s “I know”? That was Harrison Ford going off-script for something he felt more natural to his characters.

Isaac tells Indiewire:

"“The way they’ve been shooting it right now is looser than it’s been for the last two times,” Isaac said. “It does feel like a relief to get on set and feel like, ‘Oh, we can try things.’ It’s a testament to J.J. (Abrams) coming back and feeling confident. There’s less pressure for it to be right. We just want to make a good movie and have a really good time while doing it.”"

While there are those who had a distinct negative reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this should at least give them hope. Having the actors who embody these characters be able to be them is proof to how good Abrams feels about the next movie.

If he didn’t feel good about where it was headed, perhaps he would be a stickler for staying on script.

But, on the other hand, it could also mean that Abrams realizes no matter what Star Wars Episode IX looks like when it hits theaters next year, not all the fans are going to happy. In the end, he’s going to create a movie that pleases him.

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As Isaac said, they just want to make a good movie and have a good time while doing it. That’s something that will translate onto the screen and hopefully Star Wars fans have a good time while watching it.

Star Wars Episode IX is scheduled to release in December 2019.