After nearly two years, the main Star Wars franchise will continue in just a few months. Because while Rogue One was an exciting change of pace, Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will continue the narrative of the primary story, and bring Luke Skywalker back into the franchise in a meatier role. The Last Jedi will also bring back the new trio of protagonists, including Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron. But a new report indicates that Poe might not be the future leader of The Resistance after all, and could even fall to the Dark Side. Let's break down where this rumor came from, and how seriously we should take it.
The report of Poe's temptation to the Dark Side comes to us from the Japanese website for The Last Jedi. Each character is given their own description, and Poe's (once translated into English) claims that both The Resistance and First Order are apparently doubting his "dedication to the war effort". While the heroes all seem to be going through some existential issues, the possibility of Poe turning to the Dark Side seemingly comes out of nowhere.
Of course, this is far from an actual confirmation of Poe's plot line in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. To start, it seems unlikely that the website would have access to and reveal this type of information to audiences. Star Wars is a franchise that keeps its cards extremely close to the chest, with only a handful of vague trailers currently available, and most of The Last Jedi's plot a total mystery. Revealing Poe's possible dissension would be a huge spoiler, if it's true. It's also possible that something was lost in translation, resulting in the verbiage indicating something that wasn't originally in the text.
That being said, it would be interesting to see Poe tempted by the dark side. Out of the three new heroes, Poe is probably the most steadfast in his beliefs. He's a staunch supporter of The Resistance, and is seemingly being groomed to lead the group after General Leia. He's the least likely out of the trio to have this type of change of heart, which would make it an interesting plot twist.
Still, Finn and Rey are more likely candidates to temporarily turn to the dark side. John Boyega has teased that Finn is going through an internal struggle in the upcoming blockbuster, not feeling like he truly belongs with either The Resistance or The First Order. And Rey will face a hard reality when she's met with a withdrawn and despondent Luke Skywalker who apparently wants the Jedi Order to end.
All will be revealed when Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15th, 2017. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.