Unless he needs another house, Oscar Isaac isn’t interested in more Star Wars


Oscar Isaac had a good run as ace pilot Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel movies, especially considering his character was supposed to die back in 2015’s The Force Awakens. However, he convinced J.J. Abrams to let him hang around for longer, and eventually Poe even became the leader of the Resistance in The Rise of Skywalker, after the death of General Leia (Carrie Fisher).

But if you thought Isaac might want to return to the franchise, you’d be wrong. “I enjoyed the challenge of those films and working with a very large group of incredible artists and actors, prop makers, set designers, and all that was really fun,” he recently told Deadline. “It’s not really what I set out to do. What I set out to do was to make handmade movies, and to work with people that inspire me.”

Isaac is getting ready to finish filming The Card Counter, a movie he’s doing with filmmaker Paul Schrader that was forced to shut down with only five filming days remaining when the coronavirus pandemic hit.

"Paul [Schrader]’s movies, the things that he’s made, it’s in my DNA. I’m not alone, obviously. [For] every actor of a certain generation, those are the films that made them who they are, so that’s certainly my case. It feels like for me a personal turning point and that, as far as I’m concerned, it has nothing to do with the finished product. It’s the process of doing this."

Still, there’s always a chance that the House of Mouse could come calling for more Star Wars movies in the future. If that happened, would Isaac consider returning to that galaxy far, far away? Or would he say no? “Probably, but who knows? If I need another house or something.”

Mickey does have rather a lot of money. House-buying money.

Isaac’s costar John Boyega (Finn) also doesn’t seem keen on coming back, at least not for a Disney+ show. “You ain’t going to Disney Plus me!” he said soon before The Rise of Skywalker came out. As for Daisy Ridley (Rey), she “can’t actually imagine” playing Rey again, but she’s open to possibilities. “I don’t know what’ll happen in however many years.”

Indeed. I mean, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher eventually all returned. Anything’s possible…

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