Oscar Isaac Seems to Confirm a Return in Star Wars Episode VIII


the-force-awakens-teaserAs Poe Dameron is one of the new characters in The Force Awakens, he’s been a focus of some of the marketing so far. He’s one of the characters featured in the first teaser trailer, and they released a trading card of his character (digitally) where we learned his name. It wouldn’t make much sense to kill off one of the younger characters in Episode VII, so he’ll likely be back for Episode VIII.

In an interview with Moviefone, Isaac seems to confirm that return by saying he’s excited about working with Rian Johnson:

What was it like being in an X-Wing?

It was very cool, but a little nauseating because the thing is on a gimbal and moving all around. I forgot to breathe and I was like, “Whoa.” But it was very cool.

Were these movies super important to you as a kid? What was your motivation to get on board?

Well the history of it. The first movie I remember seeing in a theater was “Return of the Jedi.” And then J.J., on top of the whole thing was J.J. Nostalgia can only go so far and at a certain point you have to have someone who has a real vision of what they want to do.

And your next director isn’t too shabby either. Are you excited about working with Rian?

Yes. Very excited.

It won’t be long before we see more of Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens. Star Wars Celebration is less than a month away and there will be a whole bunch of new stuff revealed then.