There are two things we know for sure about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Oscar Isaac is playing an X-Wing pilot. And his name is Poe Dameron. This was revealed in the teaser trailer and a subsequent trading card that was officially released by LucasFilm. Everything else we've heard about the character, and the movie itself, is wrong claims the actor. In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Oscar Isaac offers a bit of a warning: Do not trust in any fan theories you may have heard on the Internet.
"I can't speak for the cast and crew, I can just speak for myself, but for me I thought, "Don't you want to wait so you can get the real thing?" But it creates excitement for it. I don't think these little leaks necessarily ruined watching the trailer. And also, the [plot theories] that get that formulated based on these things - they couldn't be more far off-base."
One reason it's hard to buy into any supposedly leaked plot information regarding the film is the security and secrecy surrounding the script. Oscar Isaac had this to say about the crazy lengths he had to go through just to read it:
"You go to the place, and they have a room with cameras and you sit there and read the script. They're incredibly protective, because nowadays, with however many hundreds of blogs and this and that, people are just ravenous for content. So because of that, there has to be such tight security around it. And it gets in the way of the process a bit, but it's understandable."
Because we know that Oscar Isaac is playing an X-Wing pilot, he is able to talk just a little bit about that overall experience.
"It was hard to believe that I was actually sitting in there and doing that. And it's physical. You have to kind of get in touch with that child again that had a little X-Wing and would fly around his room making crazy sounds, you had to tap into that spirit again and that was a lot fun. There was a lot of practical effects. A lot of the stuff they actually made. There wasn't a lot of green screen."
It isn't known if Oscar Isaac is referring to all Star Wars: The Force Awakens rumors, or just those surrounding his character. Before Poe Dameron's name was revealed, it was rumored that the actor was playing 'Darklighter', a relative of original trilogy character Biggs Darklighter, though their true connection was not mentioned. The X-Wing fighter was said to be stationed on Yavin, and is the leader of the Blue Squadron. Other Yavin X-Wing Squads include the Red and Gold teams. Like he did with Luke in the original Star Wars, Han Solo likes to call Darklighter 'Kid', which the pilot reportedly hates. Apparently none of this is true. What else have we heard that is false? Perhaps everything that hasn't been confirmed by Disney and Lucasfilm. We won't truly know until the movie hits theaters.