Oscar Isaac is tipped to play a Han Solo-like maverick character in Star Wars Episode 7. According to recent reports, he will even have won the Millennium Falcon in a bet!
And Oscar Isaac himself has recently shown that he, like his expected character, can also go off script sometimes. So far, most of those involved with the Star Wars Episode 7 shoot have been reluctant to criticize George Lucas' efforts in Epiosdes 1-3, or the not-wholly-loved Special Edition release of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Oscar Isaac, however, has spoken out about where he sees the new Star Wars movies can do things differently.
as a fan, I’d much rather go back and watch the old thing, because it’s a product of the time. It’s what did you do at the time with the things that you had. And that’s what made that movie so amazing. At that time with that technology he made this thing and it was fucking awesome. So, you know, to go back and kind of tweak it with new stuff, it doesn’t make it more interesting for me as a watcher. It makes it less interesting.
Star Wars Episode 7: Battle on The Forest Moon of Endor?
And it seems that Star Wars Episode 7 is quickly living up to its policy of using fewer special effects. Recent reports have spoken of a giant woodland battle involving hundreds of extras and key actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Pip Andersen, and Adam Driver.
The battle has been filmed in the Forest of Dean in Wales, Great Britain, and its wooded location has given rise to theories that this battle could be taking place on the Forest Moon of Endor, meaning that Star Wars Episode 7 would have scenes in Tatooine (Abu Dhadi), Hoth (Iceland) as well as Luke Skywalker's Jedi Monastery/Hideout (filmed off the coast of Ireland, on the island of Skellig).
But why would a battle be taking place on Endor? Well, the answer may come in another piece of leaked footage - depicting the Cyborg Sith Assassin, the Inquisitor:
This creepy, powerful looking Sith is not only a fearsome looking villain, but he also seems to be looking at the cracked and broken helmet of Darth Vader. And where was the last time we saw Vader? In Luke's funeral pyre, during the celebrations on Endor.
Could the Inquisitor have tracked the old Sith Lord's remains to Endor in [Star Wars: Episode VII](movie:711158)? What would be his motivation for doing so?
The Inquisitor Hunting Luke Skywalker?
The answer, potentially, links back to Luke Skywalker's reasons for hiding out on a windswept, barren island, devoting his life - like Obi Wan Kenobi did before him - to quiet contemplation, and withdrawing from the world.
Could we see a parallel to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, with Luke Skywalker being drawn out of hiding only to face down (and perhaps be stuck down) by the Inquisitor, potentially in order to teach a lesson to an apprentice Jedi?
Nothing is confirmed, but then again, after initial reports that said Adam Driver would be playing a Sith, we saw this picture which seemed to show him looking quite familiar:
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So what do you think? Was The Inquisitor involved in the giant battle just filmed for Star Wars Episode 7? Did it take place on the Forest Moon of Endor? Write in with your thoughts below the line!