Oscar Isaac reveals details about Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently shooting over at Pinewood Studios, and star Oscar Isaac has revealed a few juicy tidbits about what he's been up to.

Be warned, though, there are a few spoilers ahead, so if you want to remain in the dark, stop reading now.

First up, Isaac revealed to Entertainment Weekly that we should expect quite a few Stormtroopers in the latest Wars .

“[ JJ Abrams is ] shooting on film and actually building the sets, so you’ve got hundreds of Stormtroopers or whatever, and hundreds of extras and all the ships,” the Inside Llewyn Davis actor says.

He adds: "Carrie [ Fisher ] is hilarious and doing such cool work. Harrison [ Ford ] is back. He went on hiatus for a little while, but he’s 150 per cent back. It’s pretty amazing to see him bounce back. He looks incredible.

"Everyone’s having a really good time. J.J. sets that tone. There’s a lot of enthusiasm and it’s being done with a lot of heart. There’s nothing cynical about the way we’re doing this.”

Meanwhile, Isaac reveals that things are being kept loose and "messy" on set in order to encourage creativity.

"What they’re trying to do and what’s really great is J.J.’s been loosening it up a little bit and trying to make it alive and energized. It’s not formal. They’re messy, energized people. We’ve all intentionally tried to do that. Just make it a little more fiery and messy."

Set 30 years after Return Of The Jedi , and also featuring the return of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Star Wars: Episode VII opens in cinemas 18 December 2015.

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