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Star Wars: Oscar Isaac says Poe Dameron may be from Yavin 4

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Information about Star Wars: The Force Awakens is hard to come by—until Disney is willing to reveal it, that is. But star Oscar Isaac may have just let slip a bit of backstory, or wishful thinking, about his character Poe Dameron.

The Associated Press reports that Isaac believes Dameron comes from Yavin, and more specifically, possibly Yavin IV.

“What’s actually very interesting is that Yavin … at the end of the very first Star Wars … that last scene was shot in Guatemala and you know, I think that Poe Dameron is from that planet … and that’s a beautiful coincidence,” Isaac said.

Isaac is referring to the fact that he comes from Guatemala, giving him and his character a nice, subtle personal connection. Though Isaac does say “I think,” indicating this might not be a piece of information actually revealed in The Force Awakens, but rather something he built into the character.

The response came after a question was asked about whether Dameron was related to Jimmy Smits’ character from Attack of the Clones.

“There’s room in the galaxy for more than one Latin family,” Isaac replied.

But for all we know that has been confirmed about Isaac’s role and the film’s other two leads, Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, check out EW’s Star Wars hub.

In a related video, Isaac’s Star Wars and Ex Machina co-star Domhnall Gleeson discussed Star Wars while playing a Star Wars video game.

 

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