Oscar Isaac suggests he won’t return to Star Wars, unless ‘I need another house or something’

Actor played Poe Dameron in the Disney-produced sequel trilogy

Louis Chilton
Monday 22 June 2020 10:28 BST
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Oscar Isaac has suggested he will not be returning to the Star Wars universe.

The Inside Llewyn Davis actor, who played ace fighter pilot Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, said he is “probably” finished with the beloved sci-fi saga, but didn’t rule out a return entirely.

Speaking to Deadline, Isaac said: “I enjoyed the challenge of those films and working with a very large group of incredible artists and actors, prop makers, set designers, and all that was really fun.

“It’s not really what I set out to do,” he continued. “What I set out to do was to make handmade movies, and to work with people that inspire me.”

Isaac’s most recent role is in The Card Counter, a crime drama written and directed by Taxi Driver‘s Paul Schrader.

In the same interview, the actor effusively praised the work of his new collaborator. “Paul [Schrader]’s movies, the things that he’s made, it’s in my DNA,” he said.

“I’m not alone, obviously. [For] every actor of a certain generation, those are the films that made them who they are, so that’s certainly my case. It feels like for me a personal turning point and that, as far as I’m concerned, it has nothing to do with the finished product. It’s the process of doing this.”

Asked whether his return to smaller indie fare means that he won’t be reprising the role of Poe Dameron, Isaac replied: “Probably – but who knows? If I need another house or something.”

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