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Hey Star Wars fans, guess what Poe Dameron’s squad is probably called in The Force Awakens?

August 21st, 2015 by Marc 3 Comments


So we know that Oscar Isaac is playing Poe Dameron, an X-Wing pilot, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and we know that, at one point in the movie, he gets a black X-Wing fighter but that’s really all we know so far.



MakingStarWars reckon they have a very cool bit of information about the name of Dameron’s squad’s name.

We know there’s a Red and a Blue Squadron in the movie and Dameron seems to be part of blue at one stage (see above) but it seems that he will become the leader of his own squadron in the movie and it will be called…

Black Squadron.

“By the end battle, however, Poe Dameron is leading Black Squadron. Makes sense when you have a sexy black X-wing fighter. Black Squadron sounds pretty badass!” The site writes.

But here’s the nub, Black Squadron already exists in Star Wars. Remember the Tie-fighters that fought the rebels above the surface of the Death Star in the battle of Yavin in A New Hope? Well, they were Vader’s squadron and they too were called Black Squadron.

Will this have some significance? We doubt it, but it is interesting…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….