Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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The New Pilot: Poe Dameron

Star Wars VII The Force Awakens 5 - Finn and Poe Dameron

He got his uncle into the movie! After he was cast, Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe Dameron, revealed to director J.J. Abrams that his uncle is a huge Star Wars fan. As a result, arrangements for Isaac’s uncle to visit the film set were made. To the great surprise of both Isaac and his uncle, Abrams then asked if he would be interested in appearing in the film as an extra. Isaac’s uncle quickly agreed.

The New X-Wing

Star Wars VII The Force Awakens 6 - X-Wing shoots Tie Fighter
Have you noticed the unique design? The new version of the X-Wing includes an element that Ralph McQuarrie and Joe Johnston originally designed for the original first Star Wars movie but was never used. Specifically the circular engines that split into two half circles. The classic trilogy design had two cylinders on each side. A new aspect that has been added for The Force Awakens is that the wings themselves split vertically as well as horizontally, with the front of the wing pushing down and the back half up.

Coming up Next: The TIE Fighter…!

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