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A recent Deadline chat with actor Oscar Isaac and director Paul Schrader promoting their latest film The Card Counter saw a ‘cheeky question’ about the possible return of Poe Dameron answered with a smile, after Isaac praised the creatives and the work on the films and making it clear he is very much an actors actor, involved in the process of creating characters rather than being a cog in an enormous wheel like Star Wars.

“I enjoyed the challenge of those films and working with a very large group of incredible artists and actors, prop makers, set designers, and all that was really fun.”

“It’s not really what I set out to do. What I set out to do was to make handmade movies, and to work with people that inspire me. Paul’s movies, the things that he’s made, it’s in my DNA. I’m not alone, obviously. Every actor of a certain generation, those are the films that made them who they are, so that’s certainly my case. It feels like for me a personal turning point and that, as far as I’m concerned, it has nothing to do with the finished product. It’s the process of doing this.”

And that cheeky question at 32 minutes 59 seconds – does that reduce the chances of a return for Poe Dameron?

“Probably, but who knows. If I need another house or something.”

It’s tough to criticise an actor who entered the profession to work in a certain kind of film, taking the role of Poe Dameron originally for just one movie, impressing J.J. Abrams enough to keep the character alive through the trilogy and then moving onto the next phase of his career. Watch the whole interview for the full story behind his comments.

From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Dickinson, Seth (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 11/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)