Oscar Isaac Teases Poe’s Larger Role in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’

By May 12, 2016
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Judging by the comments from the cast and others involved, it’s sounding more and more like director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII isn’t going to be like any of the previous seven films in the franchise, with a darker tone and more independent, weird feel. Which as a fan of Johnson’s work and the Star Wars property, is enough to make me giddy with excitement.

While recently speaking with Entertainment Tonight about X-Men: Apocalypse as well (in which he is criminally underutilized), Oscar Isaac talked about how Poe Dameron’s role will change in Episode VIII, how much more involved Poe will be involved in the plot this time around, and the intense testing that all of the characters will face throughout.

Check out the full interview below:

From the moment that Johnson was announced as Episode VIII‘s director, I knew we could at the very least, expect something entirely new and different from the film, compared to the rest of the Star Wars franchise. You can’t watch Brick or Looper without coming away with that observation.

At the same time, it also sounds like he’s taken a lot of notes from Empire Strikes Back and is using the film’s middle placement to not only explore the character’s inner psychologies and struggles, but also with the freedom that a second installment allows for a much darker tone. Now that Rey has embraced her force powers, it’s time for her to feel the temptation and pull of the dark side as well, and it sounds like, from Isaac’s comments here, that she won’t be the only one facing much tougher and more complex moral dilemmas than they did in The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is set to hit theatres on December 15th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable