Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is three weeks away and with the story under lock and key it is safe to assume we do not know which characters make it out alive or where they go. However, don’t expect to see Finn or Poe Dameron anytime soon at least on the small screen.
While speaking with Collider, Oscar 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 on Disney+, to which he simply responded with a “Nope!” Isaac’s co-star Keri Russell 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.” John Boyega also has no interest in the small screen either.
With The Mandalorian becoming a hit on the streamer, and an untitled Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan series both in the works, Disney CEO Bob Iger said last month that Disney+ would feature more Star Wars series in the future by simply saying, “more in development.”
The film sees the return of stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park, Hudson Hawk), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Keri Russell (The Americans), and Matt Smith (Doctor Who), who will 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.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley, and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.
The film hits theaters on December 20, 2019.