In a change of stance from a few years ago, Oscar Isaac won’t rule out a Star Wars return. Post-Skywalker, Isaac appeared extremely reluctant to ever return to Star Wars. However, in a recent interview with Sirius XM, Isaac says he won’t rule out a return.
Asked about a possible return as Poe Dameron, Isaac was less reluctant than he sounded previously. Though he did indicate there was nothing actually happening, he did say he won’t ever say never.
“I’m open to anything, you never know?”
Isaac then went on to explain why finding the time for something that big whilst fitting in everything else is the real challenge. However the real pull for Isaac seems to be someone having a great idea.
“But, if there was a great story, and a great director, And Kathy [Kennedy] came to me and said, ‘we’ve got this great idea, you know I’m so open to it”
This is hardly Isaac pushing himself to return, but as said above it’s still a big change from Isaac’s previous attitude. When it comes to difficult projects, I think when asked in the immediate aftermath, talent can be reluctant to go to the well again. Remember when Daniel Craig said he’d rather slash his wrists than play Bond again? That was despite Craig having a contract for one more movie and as we know he made that film.
I’m not sure how the Star Wars sequel trilogy was to make. However the reception from the fanbase was, well, mixed. At least until Skywalker which was pretty universally disliked by the majority of fans.
All that being said, for Star Wars to have a future set in that ST era, we kinda need some of those players to return. Daisy Ridley’s Rey seems an obvious on. However, there was a lot of speculation that Rogue Squadron would take place post-Skywalker. That would make a lot of sense given the political situation at the close of the ST. In fact the situation is far more akin to the post-Jedi era that the Rogue Squadron books were originally set. Could Poe be the senior battle hardened pilot commanding the newly created Rogue group?
Alas for now, Rogue Squadron is delayed with no sign of a release date. I do think eventually that will change and the movie will still happen. However, I would not put money on that. After all, Lucasfilm does have a bad habit of announcing projects which never see the light of day.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has also discussed an upcoming 10 year plan for Star Wars that does include movies. When she spoke about this Kennedy did make some reference to more stories involving Rey, Finn, and/or Poe. Whilst I really dislike the ST movies, that does not mean I would not want to see any more stories with the characters. Just please keep Jar Jar Abrams away from Star Wars. That’s all I ask, and given his massive WB/Discovery deal, that seems highly unlikely anyway.
So Oscar Isaac won’t rule out a Star Wars return. Would you like to see Poe Dameron return, or not? As always, leave any thoughts below.