Oscar Isaac Talks STAR WARS: EPISODE IX and Says 'Looser' and More Improvisational Than The Previous Films

There has been some great stuff that has been improvised in the Star Wars films throughout the years. One of the most famous improvised lines was Han Solo’s “I know”. But, improvisation really hasn’t been a normal part of the Star Wars franchise. Well, now according to Oscar Isaac, things seemed to have changed for Star Wars: Episode IX.

While talking with IndieWire, Isaac offered some insight into how the new Star Wars film is being shot, it’s a lot looser than it’s been previously:

“The way they’ve been shooting it right now is looser than it’s been for the past two times. 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. 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.”

It’s clarified in the article that the term “looser” refers to on-set improvisation. He goes on to explain that this way of doing things is more natural to the material saying:

“Often, you do feel like you’ve got to find your way to make something more alive, but this time, it’s been the opposite. There’s no need to smuggle anything in there.”

Improvisation isn’t a bad thing, but it’s certainly a different way of doing things and depending on the actors, it could bring greatness to the film. Of course, if the actors aren’t good at improvising then that will reflect poorly on the film. I hope that the improvising technique works for Star Wars and it will be interesting to see if the style will come off different than director J.J. Abrams’ previous Star Wars film.

What are your thoughts on Abrams implementing a more improvisational filmmaking technique to the Star Wars franchise? Do you think it will help make it a better film?

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to be released on December 20, 2019.

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