When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released last December, the film proved to be controversial amongst both fans and critics. Whilst most fans seemed to like it, critics were less enthusiastic, resulting in the film becoming the lowest rated live action Star Wars film on Rotten Tomatoes.
Despite the reception the film managed to gross over 1 billion dollars worldwide, but it has been the lowest grossing movie of the latest sequel trilogy so far.
One of the stars of the sequel trilogy, Oscar Isaac who played Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, has spoken about the fan reaction in an interview with MTV on the red carpet of this years Academy Awards:
“Not really. You know, it was the same in the movie before that as well. You know – it means a lot to people, so. Yeah, look. Was there some crying in the shower? Yes!”
Whilst he liked to work on the films since he was a fan of Star Wars, Isaac has been vocal about him wanting his character Poe Dameron to end up in a relation with Finn, played by John Boyega. Last year Isaac said of the matter:
“I think there could’ve been a very interesting, forward-thinking – not even forward-thinking, just, like, current-thinking – love story there, something that hadn’t quite been explored yet; particularly the dynamic between these two men in war that could’ve fallen in love with each other. I would try to push it a bit in that direction, but the Disney overlords were not ready to do that.“
Isaac is set to star in this years reboot of Dune, so it seems he is not yet done with science fiction movies.
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