Possibly fueling rumors that Oscar Isaac has been cast as the son of Han Solo in Star Wars Episode VII, Page Six reports that the Inside Llewyn Davis star will see his role in the sci-fi epic expanded now that Harrison Ford is out for an extended period with a fractured leg.
“They are now beefing up Oscar’s role to be bigger with Harrison injured,” a source told Page Six.
They also heard that while Ford's role is major, stopping production is nearly impossible and that the actual story of the movie won't be affected much, if at all, by the changes. Smart money says that means a particular story element originally attributed to Ford will now fall to Isaac, but that it was an action or expository beat that could be fulfilled by either character.
A recent blog post hinted at major changes to the film but numerous competing news and rumor sites have shot that down.
Representatives for Disney, who have been downplaying the impact of Ford's injury on production, said of Isaac’s role being expanded, “This is categorically not true.”