Star Wars: The Last Jedi is under a month away from hitting theaters, and while fans are continuing to debate online about what’s going on with Luke Skywalker as well as the countless theories regarding Rey’s lineage and Supreme Leader Snoke’s identity, it is easy to forget that one of our Resistance heroes, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) is back and better than ever – so much so that he will be returning for Star Wars: Episode IX.
In an interview with Esquire, Oscar Isaac confirmed that Poe Dameron survives the events of The Last Jedi and will live to see the third and final entry in the sequel trilogy of the Skywalker Saga.
Here is an excerpt from the Esquire article that confirms his return:
“While he says he has ‘not that much more, but a little more to do’ in this film, he can at least be assured he survives it; he starts filming Episode IX early next year.”
Recently, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy mentioned that there are plans to explore the further adventures of Rey, Poe and Finn, more-or-less ensuring that the heroic trio of this sequel trilogy will have a future beyond Episode IX.
Episode IX will be directed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams. Abrams is also co-writing the script with Chris Terrio (Argo, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League) and is producing the film with Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan and his production company Bad Robot Productions.
While Episode IX will arrive in our galaxy on December 20, 2019. Meanwhile, audiences around the world are getting closer to director Rian Johnson’s first foray into the franchise with The Last Jedi. Here is the synopsis:
“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15, 2017.
5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.
One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.
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