Oscar Isaac uninterested in Poe Dameron Disney+ series
As if the sheer fact The Rise of Skywalker is the closure to the Skywalker Saga wasn’t sad enough, fans better be ready for another gut punch as Oscar Isaac has revealed that he is not interested in returning as fighter pilot Poe Dameron for a series on the new streaming service Disney+.
In an interview with Collider while promoting the upcoming film, Isaac was asked if he would be up for returning to the role, be it for a guest appearance on another series or in his own series, to which he simply responded with a “Nope!” Even as co-star Keri Russell (The Americans) tried to help him keep the door open by mentioning a large paycheck per episode appearance, the 40-year-old actor said he’s “cashing in my chips.”
Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.