After a barrage of Star Wars VII rumours and speculation, Oscar Isaac claims that our fan theories aren’t even close.
“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?” said Isaac. “But it creates excitement for it. I don’t think these little leaks necessarily ruined watching the trailer… Also, the [plot theories] that get that formulated based on these things — they couldn’t be more far off-base.”
Of course, we’ve seen plenty of rumours and speculation over the last few months… and with numerous concept art leaks, it’s easy to see how these things start. But does Oscar Isaac mean that all the rumours are false?
I can’t help thinking it’s probably not as simple as that…
For one thing, Isaac has been very busy lately, and it’s difficult to envisage a scenario where he was able to dredge the internet, looking up every rumour and theory over the course of the film’s production.
But more importantly, the recent art leaks have surely given some of us enough to go on.
Although there’s undoubtedly a lot of incorrect rumours and speculation out there, I can’t help thinking that come 18 December 2015, we’ll find it’s been a mixed bag of confirmed and utterly crazy rumours.
I mean, there’s still been plenty of secrecy surrounding the production…
“You go to the place, and they have a room with cameras and you sit there and read the script,” he said. “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.”
But let’s face it – the desert scenes are highly likely to take place on Tatooine. And with leaked art and action figure concepts seemingly confirming what’s behind Kylo Ren’s hood, it must be all but confirmed at this stage.
As for the big, sweeping plot stuff… I’d like to think that we’re all going to get a big surprise this time next year. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a Star Wars movie for the very first time.
What do you think of Oscar Isaac’s comments? Will Star Wars VII continue to surprise us? Let us know what you think in the comments below…