Oscar Isaac

Poe Dameron is a breakout fan favorite in the current ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, but he’s taken a secondary role behind Rey and Kylo Ren, so fans still don’t have a clear idea of who he is.  A Marvel Comics series fleshed out his past a little– he was born two years before the Battle of Endor, he is the son of two Rebel operatives, and he took to flying at an early age.  Now, Oscar Isaac teases that the upcoming ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will shed a little more light– or rather dark– on his origin.


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Speaking to ET Canada during last week’s D23 Expo, the actor said:

“Particularly with Poe, I think people will be surprised to see that he has a bit more of an ambiguous past. He’s not just kind of that squeaky-clean flyboy.”

It is known that Poe will share scenes with Carrie Fisher‘s General Leia, thanks to archival footage of the late Fisher.

Beyond that, director J.J. Abrams has indicated that the new “crew”– Poe, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), BB-8 and stalwarts Chewie (Joonas Suotamo), and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels), will be together for most of this picture, on the mission that has been building for two films.  (R2-D2 may be part of this outing as well.)

To watch the entire segment regarding ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ from ET Canada, you can find it below:


In addition to Fisher, Mark Hamill will be back as Luke Skywalker’s Force Ghost, and Billy Dee Williams reprises his role as Lando Calrissian.

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ also stars Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Keri Russell as Zorii Bliss, Billie Lourd as Lieutenant Connix, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Ian McDiarmid as Palpatine, Richard E. Grant as Allegiant General Pryde, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Greg Grunberg as Snap Wexley, and Naomi Ackie as Jannah.

The final chapter of “The Skywalker Saga” will be in theaters on December 20.


Source: Cinema Blend