STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII - Spoiler Details Involving Poe Dameron and General Organa
Some new potential SPOILER details have leaked regarding a few characters in Star Wars: Episode VIII. The following intel comes from Latino Review, and it includes information regarding Laura Dern’s character as well as Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron and Carrie Fisher's General Organa.
According to the report, Dern is rumored to be playing a Resistance Officer in command of a ship. The site describes a scene in which she informs a group of battered soldiers, including Poe, that they are the “last of the rebellion,” and she also informs them that General Organa has been "gravely injured" in some kind of attack and is undergoing medical attention.
The relationship between Dern and Poe isn't a good one. It's explained that they "have an antagonistic exchange of words and Dern’s character is blunt with Poe, like she has some sort of authority over him." The intensity escalates from there as it's revealed that Poe leads a group of Resistance fighters against Dern’s character. They take control of her ship and Poe ends up pointing his blaster at Dern's character.
It sounds to me like the story in Episode VIII is going to take more of a political turn. Like there is a new villainous faction growing within the Resistance that Dern is a part of, and that maybe Leia being gravely wounded was an inside job to put an end to what she was trying to accomplish. The report speculates that Dern's character wants the kind of power that Leia wields, but Poe isn't going to let that happen.
This is all just rumor and speculation, but it sounds like something I could see happening in the Star Wars Universe. If all of this is true, I like where it's going. I can't wait to see how this story plays out!
The film is being directed by Rian Johnson and is set to be released on December 15th, 2017. Do you have any speculation that you'd like to add to the conversation?