Oscar Isaac Saw \’Hundreds\’ of Stormtroopers While Filming Episode VII


StormtroopersThere’s a small, and vocal, group of Star Wars fans who seem completely resistant to the idea of an Empire being a presence in Star Wars: Episode VII. These people were probably strong devotees to the EU and grew up with the idea of a thousand year old Republic/Empire suddenly disappearing overnight after the Battle of Endor.

We’ve been hearing a lot about Stormtroopers in Episode VII for a while, and now there’s a big clue given by one of the stars of the movie.

When asked about working with the Original Trilogy cast by Entertainment Weekly, Oscar Isaac said this:

They’re such funny people. Carrie is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 percent back. It’s pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible. Everyone’s having a really good time. J.J. sets that tone. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s being done with a lot of heart. There’s nothing cynical about the way we’re doing this. Even the in way he’s shooting it—he’s shooting on film and actually building the sets, so you’ve got hundreds of Stormtroopers or whatever, and hundreds of extras and all the ships. You actually see it. It’s all real. Everyone can interact with the world.

Hundreds of Stormtroopers would mean that whoever is in charge of them obviously is a force to reckon with. Whether or not its the Empire we know of, or whatever the Rebellion grew into, is yet to be seen.