Even Ben Affleck can’t get Oscar Isaac to spill “Star Wars” details.
Despite bonding on the set of their new Netflix film “Triple Frontier”, the former Batman actor couldn’t get a peep out of Isaac about the upcoming “Star Wars: Episode IX”.
“Always. Always working him for ‘Star Wars’ information and never getting any,” he tells ET Canada.
“I still don’t know what happens and I finished shooting like a month ago,” Isaac says with a smile.
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But Affleck has some advice for the next actor to take up Batman’s cowl.
“What should I know?” Isaac jokes.
“What I think Oscar’s gonna be great with is the sort of hybrid lightsaber Batman thing, which is like crossing beams,” Affleck says.
“It’s the future,” adds Isaac.
“Then you’ve got all pop culture in one moment,” Affleck replies. “I’m looking forward to it. They’ve got a great director. They’re doing a kind of, I don’t want to give away anything because they get…but they’re doing a young version, a more starting-out version with a younger guy.”
“But young with a beard though, right?” Isaac asks.
“Hmmmmm maybe,” Affleck laughs. “I’m sure it’ll be great.”
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While it will be a while before Isaac hits screens in “Episode IX”, he and Affleck will put their action skills to the test in “Triple Frontier”. The movie, which arrives on Netflix on March 13, will also have an exclusive theatrical run in Toronto at TIFF Bell Lightbox beginning March 6.
In the film, Affleck and Isaac star alongside Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal and Garrett Hedlund as a team of former Special Forces operatives who reteam to pull off a heist in South America. But just because they play Special Ops in the movie, don’t expect these actors to be able to cut it when it comes to the real deal.
“I don’t think any of us could make it in Special Ops,” Isaac says.
“For sure, I don’t think any of us,” Affleck agrees with a laugh.