There might be a lot of excitement building up over Star Wars: Episode IX, but there’s a lot of anxiety simmering in the Star Wars fanbase as well. Ever since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi back in 2016, more traditional fans have been casting doubt over the third and final entry in the Star Wars sequel trilogy
However, Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac promises fans that Episode IX will not disappoint, saying that the film will live up to fans’ expectations. The Poe Dameron star recently spoke in an interview with the Happy Sad Confused Podcast (via Bespin Bulletin), and during their discussion Isaac decided to open up about his work on Lucasfilm’s third and final sequel trilogy installment.
“The experience of reading it definitely did and the experience of doing it. It’s amazing how adaptable we are because the most crazy scenarios and situations can feel routine after a while,” Isaac shared when asked by the interviewers whether Episode IX is everything that it’s made out to be. “Even like, ‘Oh, I’m in an X-Wing again,’ I got to squeeze my ass into the Millennium Falcon chair. They clearly don’t make it for ethnic hips. Harrison Ford did not have a butt because this is not working for me. Everything starts to feel like old hat and the fact, towards the end of shooting, when we were saying goodbye, it was very emotional for me.”
Though it’s normal to hear actors exaggerating about the quality of the film’s they’re starring in, it’s hard to doubt Isaac when he talks about the magnitude and spectacle of Episode IX. According to the Star Wars star, the franchise played such a huge role in his life, and now he’s down to the biggest entry of them all.
“It was such a huge chapter of my life for me, six years or whatever it was, it was a lot and the intensity of it and they’re, like, the biggest films ever so being in the midst of all that was a lot,” Isaac added. “And to have [director] JJ [Abrams] come back and the energy of the set and the energy of the whole thing was so distinct from the other ones in a great way.”
That’s a lot of reassuring words for the fanbase.
Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019.