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SPOILERS: This character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was meant to die… but didn’t

December 21st, 2015 by Marc Comments

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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


Source: GQ


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….