Oscar Isaac has discussed the future of his Star Wars character Poe Dameron in a new interview.
Isaac made his debut as Poe in last year’s The Force Awakens and while his character was originally meant to die in that film, he remains adamant that he will continue portraying the character for the foreseeable future. He will reprise the role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, the actor said he will be “Star War-ring until 2020”.
“In the new film, there’s a lot more to do,” he added. “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.”
Isaac also spoke about another new Star Wars character, BB-8. “BB-8’s doing all right,” he said. “BB-8 gets tested too! Everybody gets tested! It’s the dark second chapter, but not really dark.”
Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released on December 15, 2017.