Another Round Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rumors Point To Laura Dern’s Character And A New Nemesis For Poe Dameron

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Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok are currently occupying headlines left, right and center, it won’t be too long before Star Wars: The Last Jedi becomes the talk of the town – if it isn’t already, that is.

Rian Johnson’s sequel has reserved its place at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando, and if that wasn’t enough to send the rumor mill into overdrive, we’ve already caught wind of some spoiler-y details pertaining to The Last Jedi‘s inaugural promo. Making Star Wars is largely responsible for collecting all the various morsels of speculation, and the outlet is at it again. This time, today’s report isn’t so much concerned with the first trailer as it is the characters populating Lucasfilm’s sci-fi blockbuster – specifically, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Laura Dern’s mystery character and the alleged rivalry between them.

According to Making Star Wars, the latter has signed on in the role of Admiral Holdo, a powerful figure decked out with a “long mauve regal gown with a short cape that hangs down in back with a concealed laser pistol.” Described as the “antithesis” of General Leia Organa, appearance-wise, Dern’s Admiral is purportedly more in line with the Star Wars prequels, so it’ll be fascinating to see how the design team at Disney and Lucasfilm bring her to life.

Poe, meanwhile, views Holdo as his newfound nemesis. After commanding the remnants of the Resistance fleet through the galaxy, Oscar Isaac’s best-in-class pilot is said to develop something of a grudge against Laura Dern’s political figure, particularly once it is revealed that she’s actually an opponent to Carrie Fisher’s Leia. Despite her tragic passing back in December, the actress’ role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi remains unchanged, while there’s also word that Fisher will still appear in Star Wars: Episode IX come 2019.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been slated for release on December 15th.