BIG SPOILERS HERE FOLKS
OK, so we loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens and if you remember we have a few minor complaints in our review.
One of those complaints was that Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac, was superb in the movie but, sadly, was very underwritten.
And this may explain why we felt that way. Talking to GQ, Isaac revealed some details about Poe and his original fate in Episode VII. Having been called to Paris to meet JJ Abrams about a role in the movie, Isaac said everything was going really well until Dameron’s fate came up
“He’s amazing!” said Abrams about the character, “He opens the whole movie! And then… he dies.”
“Oh,” said Isaac.
“I guess that’s not what you hoped for when you got on a plane to Paris,” Abrams said.
Abrams, also speaking to the magazine, added: “I wanted to impress upon him how much I wanted this to work. We talked about the story and who this character could be. I loved the collaboration. People like Oscar are the people you listen to.”
“I went back home [to New York], and I thought about it,” Isaac says. “Then I wrote him and said, ‘Okay. I’ll do it!’ I figured it would be a cameo: I’ll come in, do my thing, and maybe it’s actually better not to have to sign myself up for three movies.”
Abrams wrote back: “Never mind. I’ve figured it out. You’re in the whole movie now.”
Isaac said he thought “‘Holy s@#t! Alright, cool!’ ”
We’re glad this all happened… but we really hope he gets better service next out because he was a great addition to the new team