Thursday, March 19, 2015

Oscar Isaac Confirms His Involvement in Episode VIII

By: Dominic Jones

Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron is one of the few characters in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens we know anything about (and even then all we really know is his name and that he flies an X-Wing).  Now it sounds like Dameron will be one of the characters who will continue on in the trilogy past The Force Awakens.  Isaac who's one of the more prolific members of the cast has been out and about a lot in recent months and been dodging Star Wars questions with Jedi like reflexes.  But now it seems he may finally have let something slip.  

When speaking with the Moviefone, Isaac seemed to indicate with great certainty that he would be back for the Rian Johnson directed Star Wars Episode VIII, slated for a May 26th, 2017 release date.  Here's the exchange that took place:

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.

Have you talked to him yet?

No, not yet.

So there you have it, looks like we'll be seeing more of Poe Dameron in 2017 when the next, next installment in the Star Wars saga hits theatres.

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