'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Could See This Character Replace General Leia As Leader

"She definitely saw that potential in him"

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Star Wars' heartthrob hero Poe Dameron clearly has a huge amount of potential, so much so that he could lead the Resistance one day.

While General Leia is the current leader of the Resistance in a galaxy far, far away, it seems she may have a successor in mind to take over in the future with her "surrogate son".

The Last Jedi's Rian Johnson was pressed by USA Today on whether the General sees her ace pilot Poe as a successor, with the director answering: "Yeah, I think so.

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"He's also got some growing to do. Poe's got to grow. She definitely saw that potential in him and in The Last Jedi, we dig into that more.

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"We've seen how heroic he is and now we're going to see him challenged in terms of stepping up to the next level. It takes more than heroics to be a leader, or so I'm told."

Fisher died suddenly last year, and while she was meant to have a "more prominent" role in Episode IX, how they close her story still remains under wraps.

However, Johnson did say it was going to be an emotional few months with the release of The Last Jedi, adding: "Having these scenes in the film recontextualise tragically with her not being here anymore, it's incredibly emotional.

"For the next few months, seeing the fans... process the loss and celebrate her as Leia one last time, it's going to be intense. I think it's going to be really sad but really joyful, I hope. She really kicks (butt) as General Leia, and I'm happy for that."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is released in UK cinemas on 14 December and US cinemas on 15 December.

From: Digital Spy