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J.J. Abrams Explains How He Decided to Save Your Boyfriend, Poe Dameron, aka Oscar Isaac

This documentary that’s coming out with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens blu-Rey, titled Secrets of The Force Awakens, is a damned delight. In a new teaser clip from the doc, J.J. Abrams shares a bit about how they came up with a plan to save Poe Dameron from an early death, thus saving Oscar Isaac from an early exit. You might have already known that Poe was originally supposed to die in the TIE fighter crash on Jakku. Somehow, he makes a (then) inexplicable, miraculous escape, only to triumphantly return for the Battle on Takodana.

Saving Poe Dameron came down to this: Isaac spoke with Abrams, talking about how for four of his past projects, his character died early in each and every one of them. Abrams being the sympathetic guy he is, he took his words to heart and came back to Isaac to say that he “fixed it, and Poe is in the rest of the movie.”

Boy are we glad that Abrams did fix it, because watching Isaac’s acting is a total treat and a half. Considering he’s grown nearly as popular as Rey and Finn, it seems Abrams made the right move in sparing Poe’s life.

Believe me: we are all super excited about Poe’s future in Star Wars.

(via io9)

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