Oscar Isaac seems confident in EPISODE 9. In describing how filming has been so far and working with JJ Abrams again , he told the Daily Beast
“There’s a looseness and an energy to the way that we’re shooting this that feels very different,” the actor added. “It’s been really fun being back with J.J., with all of us working in a really close way. I just feel like there’s an element of almost senioritis, you know? Since everything just feels way looser and people aren’t taking it quite as seriously, but still just having a lot of fun. I think that that energy is gonna translate to a really great movie.”
Well we can only hope so. The Force Awakens universally is more well received than The Last Jedi. The difference in direction and story points that Rian Johnson told after JJ set everything up , were very controversial. With JJ back in charge, perhaps Ep 9 will be a film more loved
Oscar Isaac touches on doing the movie without carrie Fisher, especially after having so much screentime with her in Episode 8
“The story deals with that quite a bit,” he said of Fisher’s passing. “It’s a strange thing to be on the set and to be speaking of Leia and having Carrie not be around. There’s definitely some pain in that.”
Isaac goes on to say that, despite losing Fisher, there is still a very fun-loving, joyous vibe on the set, as the cast and crew realize that they are about to cross the finish line.
Before changing the subject, Isaac made sure to reiterate once more that Fisher’s presence will be felt throughout the entire movie. “It deals with the amazing character that Carrie created in a really beautiful way.”
It will be intriguing to see how Leia’s story ends. JJ Abrams and co have their work cut out for them to do the character of justice now that Carrie Fisher is gone.