Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac

Attention die-hard “Star Wars” fans: Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac thinks his character Poe Dameron in the next “Star Wars” film is from Yavin 4.

The star of the upcoming “Episode VII – The Force Awakens” revealed in an interview that his character may be from the same moon represented in 1977’s “Episode IV: A New Hope,” featuring the landscape of Tikal, the ancient Mayan city in Guatemala.

“What’s actually very interesting is that Yavin … at the end of the very first ‘Star Wars’ … that last scene was shot in Guatemala and you know, I think that Poe Dameron is from that planet … and that’s a beautiful coincidence,” he said.

Isaac was responding to a query about whether his character was in any way related to Bail Organa, played by Latin actor Jimmy Smits in “Episode II: Attack of the Clones.”

“There’s room in the Galaxy for more than one Latin family,” the actor said with a laugh.


SIGAL RATNER-ARIAS, Associated Press