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Find Out What Major ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Character Was Originally Supposed To Be Killed Off

It should go without saying, but this post contains spoilers for the new Star Wars movie and if you don’t anything ruined, you should back out right now. Go on, we’ll wait.

Okay, for everyone left, here’s an interesting tidbit about Poe Dameron, a pilot for the Resistance. Although he was involved in a near death during the movie, which he miraculously survived, actor Oscar Issac says the character was originally supposed to stay dead. That’s the character that J.J. Abrams originally pitched. In fact, his surprise reappearance in the film was added at the last minute.

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“I went back home [to New York], and I thought about it,” Issac says in a recent interview with GQ Magazine. “Then I wrote him and said, ‘Okay. I’ll do it!’ I figured it would be a cameo: I’ll come in, do my thing, and maybe it’s actually better not to have to sign myself up for three movies.” By that time, though, things had changed and Abrams soon wrote back: “Never mind. I’ve figured it out. You’re in the whole movie now.”

Instead, Dameron lives on and will likely be included in future Star Wars projects.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

Devon has been writing about random things online since 2013. His favorite video game is Rocket League, his favorite TV show is The Sopranos, and he hated the last season of Game of Thrones. Follow him @DevonTaylor113.