When Rey stands in front of Luke Skywalker, long lost lightsaber in hand, it's kind of impossible not to be beside yourself with excitement for what comes next. And yet, co-star Oscar Isaac somehow managed to make Star Wars Episode VIII sound even more exciting. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Isaac said about the film:
[Director] Rian [Johnson] is definitely going to places and investigating things that haven't really been done in the Star Wars universe. For me, it's so fun getting to explore different things that I wouldn't have expected in this universe. In some ways it feels like we're making an independent film. Certain things we get to play with — this kind of intimacy that we get to find — it's special. It's been really fun.
Isaac is a Star Wars fan, going back decades, before he became the best damn pilot in the galaxy. So if he says the film has things he didn't expect, that's very cool indeed. Not to mention that tantalising mention of "intimacy." All of this sounds very promising — but not entirely unexpected from the director who gave us Brick, Brothers Bloom and Looper.
Star Wars Episode VIII opens 15 December 2017.