STAR WARS VII: Oscar Isaac Rumored to Have Larger Role

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Here are some more juicy tidbits following Harrison Ford‘s less-juicy leg injury on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII on the 12th. According to the less-than-reliable NY Post’s gossip column, it’s now rumored that Oscar Isaac will have a larger role in the film.

Earlier this week, we started hearing rumors that the latest Star Wars could see its release date pushed to 2016, but according to Page Six, though, they’re re-writing the script to decrease Han Solo’s role in the story and increase Oscar Isaac’s part.

It’s been assumed Han Solo is a main character, but nobody knows for sure who Isaac is playing. Is it safe to say that Isaac’s role in fact was Han Solo’s son? Whatever the case, the idea was planted, and the rumor began to spread throughout the Internet.

Disney denied Isaac’s character expansion, saying “This is categorically not true.”

Another unnamed source “close” to Star Wars  told the Page Six:

“Shutting down the movie is impossible,” and, “The basic story line will not change that much.” The source said no characters were being dramatically expanded, but “the order of filming scenes could be shifted” to work around Ford’s absence.

This seems far more likely, and I believe that as well. Full steam ahead Captain!

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Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film, schedule for a December 18, 2015 release.

Set approximately thirty years after Return of the Jedi and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot centers around a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments.