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Oscar Isaac talks Star Wars casting

Oscar Isaac has spoken out about his casting in the new Star Wars movie, and revealed how much it means to him.

The Inside Llewyn Davis star was among the names confirmed by director JJ Abrams to be appearing in Star Wars: Episode VII. There is a huge amount of secrecy surrounding the film, and Oscar is probably legally bound to reveal nothing about his role.

But the actor - who is promoting new thriller The Two Faces Of January - let slip a few thoughts on being a part of the hit sci-fi franchise to The Sunday Times Culture section.

According to Oscar admitted: "I could not be more excited to be a part of the Star Wars saga. It still seems hard to believe. Star Wars is a huge part of my family. Collecting toys, throwing themed parties. We had a big one for Return Of The Jedi. I came as a gonk droid."

He also revealed he is a big fan of his director.

Oscar said: "There are some big movies that are quite good. And interesting, and have interesting stories. I think one person in particular is JJ, JJ Abrams. He makes really good stories. He puts a lot of heart into them. They don't feel like they're just exploitive."

But fans should not expect to discover many secrets about the movie ahead of its release in December 2015.

Oscar said: "I think there are a lot of different films you can be surprised by, and that have the element of the unknown and I think it is very important. It's very important. That's why I do understand some secrecy with certain films, not wanting to let it out."

It was recently confirmed that Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford will return as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Other castings revealed include Girls star Adam Driver, veteran villain Max von Sydow, young British actors John Boyega and Daisy Ridley and About Time's Domhnall Gleeson.

JJ tweeted earlier this month that he was in London with screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan finalising the script.


From Belfast Telegraph