Oscar Isaac on Star Wars: He’s Open to Return to Franchise

Expect Isaac’s real estate holdings to expand: The statement comes just two years after he famously vowed not to return to “Star Wars” unless he needed a paycheck to fund “another house.”

It won’t be a fight to get Oscar Isaac back in Star Wars.

The actor, who played Poe Dameron in the recent ‘Star Wars’ Skywalker trilogy, went back to his earlier comments that he was done with the franchise.

“I am open for everything. You never know,” Isaac said during SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “I don’t really feel one way or the other. I’m open to any good story. Time is the only thing that becomes a challenge… as you get older and kids and all that. Where to do [movies] fit in?”

The MCU Moon Knight actor continued, “If there was a great story and a great director and [Lucasfilm president] Kathy [Kennedy] came up to me and said, ‘I have this great idea,’ then I’m so open to it.”

Isaac most recently played Poe in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and went on to star in Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter before joining Marvel with the Disney+ series Moon Knight opposite Ethan Hawke.

“I’ve been in green-screen spaceland for a number of years and was dying to do some character study,” Isaac said at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, citing his love of “handmade films” during a Deadline panel.

“I enjoyed the challenge of these films and working with a very large group of incredible artists and actors, prop makers, set designers and all of that was really fun,” continued Isaac of the then Star Wars franchise. “[But] it’s not really what I set out to do. My goal was to make handmade films and to work with people who inspire me.”

Isaac then said he “probably” wouldn’t return to Star Wars, adding, “But who knows. If I need another house or something.”

The Star Wars film franchise is poised to feature an expanded universe that moves away from the original characters. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said earlier this year that the future of the Star Wars films is a reaction to the “overeating” realization that new characters need to be introduced.

“What’s unique about ‘Star Wars’ is that we’re basically a story,” Kennedy shared. “George [Lucas] always had to do with episodes. Ironically, he has serialized his storytelling. He was influenced by Flash Gordon and Saturday cinema cliffhangers. All of that shaped the DNA of Star Wars, so I think it’s natural that we made the transition to television.”

So will we see a Poe Dameron series next on Disney+?

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