In an interview with Rolling Stone to promote the release of his latest film X-Men: Apocalypse, Oscar Isaac has spoken briefly about reprising the role of Poe Dameron for next year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.
“In the new film, there’s a lot more to do. What happens now is the heroes get tested. All three of them, [Poe, Daisy Ridley’s Rey and John Boyega’s Finn] get tested immensely. BB-8’s doing all right. BB-8 gets tested too! Everybody gets tested! It’s the dark second chapter, but not really dark.”
So, it sounds like Episode VIII will be to The Force Awakens what The Empire Strikes Back is to A New Hope, and that can surely only a good thing.
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Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix) and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke) joined by new additions Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) and Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us).
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