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The absence of news, a trailer or even a title, combined with the current focus on this year’s superhero films, means that we are in a bit of a lull as far as Star Wars: Episode IX hype is concerned. Fear not, though, because J.J. Abrams’ film is coming and the hype training is coming along with it. To get that train rolling, Poe Dameron actor Oscar Isaac has spoken about the production and what fans can expect. He said:
It was the most fun it's been. There was just an energy and a looseness and excitement to the whole production. And knowing that this was the conclusion of not only our time there but the nine stories, these nine episodes of the Skywalker Saga, it's incredible. And I think people are gonna be just blown away.
Wow, way to keep the expectations manageable, Oscar. You would naturally expect an actor to speak well of a project that they are involved with, but there is a difference between saying "I think fans are really going to like it" and saying that people are going to be "blown away." That’s a much stronger pitch and definitely adds to the hype and the hope that Star War: Episode IX will deliver in spectacular fashion.
There are obviously huge expectations that Star Wars: Episode IX is able to do that because, as Oscar Isaac told the Associated Press, this is the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga and a nine-film journey that began in 1977. This Saga needs to go out on top and with a bang, and if it blows us away as Oscar Isaac has predicted, it will do just that.
Oscar Isaac’s sentiments also tie in well with director J.J. Abrams’ recent comments that the one thing he wants fans to walk away from Episode IX feeling is "satisfied." So everyone is saying all the right things right now to get us excited about this anticipated and incredibly important movie.
Despite all the weighty significance Star Wars: Episode IX holds as the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga, it doesn’t sound like that added pressure created a stressful environment on set. You might think that given the recent chinks in Star Wars’ armor, like the divisiveness of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the financial disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, that on top of everything else there would be some anxiety about getting this film right.
Instead it sounds like the production of Star Wars: Episode IX was more like senior year, with everyone enjoying themselves and having the best time they have had on any of the sequel trilogy movies, knowing this was their last hurrah together. That ideally means that everything was just clicking and the production was firing on all cylinders. When everything is working, there’s less to worry about and you can have some fun.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to (hopefully) blow us all away on December 20. Check out our 2019 release schedule to keep track of all the movies you can look forward to before year’s end, and for the latest movie news, stay tuned to CinemaBlend.