Warning: The following contains possible spoilers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Despite being the most accomplished and well-known actor of the new generation of heroes, Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron hasn't received a single line of dialogue in any of the teasers or trailers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Beyond being an X-Wing pilot for the Resistance, not much is known about his character or how he fits into the overarching story.
But today comes a report from Making Star Wars Editor-in-Chief Jason Ward regarding Poe's story line and how it connects closely to an original trilogy character. Apparently, Leia's first appearance in "The Force Awakens" is directly tied to Poe's actions after the rumored Jakku village massacre.
"Leia's first appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens occurs when Brance steps in and lets her know that she has an urgent message from Poe Dameron who needs to be rescued after the Special Ops TIE Fighter he had stolen crashed, marooning him on Jakku. This is also how Leia learns to send an emissary to Takodana and intervene in the story's events."
To a certain degree, that clues fans into what happens to Poe after Jakku. It also sets the stage for him leading Black Squadron to combat the First Order troops on Takodana.
Now some may be wondering why Poe is reaching out directly to Leia herself. Obviously, she was an integral part of the Rebellion in the original trilogy, but would she still be in a commanding position within the Resistance? Even if the answer is no, some rumors have hinted that Poe and Leia could be related through her adoptive parents which certainly makes things interesting.
We'll find out more when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hits theaters on December 18.