Star Wars: The Last Jedi didn’t just throw the franchise’s fanbase into a state of disarray but the Resistance too, leaving only a few surviving rebels with the somewhat tricky task of overthrowing the entire First Order in next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX. Fortunately, the final scene of Rian Johnson’s blockbuster offered some cautious optimism with its suggestion of new and potentially Force-sensitive rebel sympathizers coming out of the shadows to do their part.
From the looks of things, the forthcoming struggle of Poe Dameron and his peers could be a real grassroots crusade, and so it’s not too surprising that Oscar Isaac is now likening the strategy of the Resistance to the art of guerrilla warfare.
“(They) are guerrilla fighters, adhering closer to something like the Revolutionary War fighters or even the guerrillas in Cuba with Che and Fidel and all these guys living in the mountains, coming down to do some attacks, and going back and trying to hide from the ’empire’ of the United States. It’s that kind of ragged at this point,” Isaac shared with USA Today.
These comparisons seem to put the recent set photos of Poe, Finn, and Chewbacca wandering the countryside into perspective, while lending credence to the rumor that this next film will see the Millennium Falcon journey to a “tropical” forest planet.
Isaac continues in his comparisons with the events of history, explaining how the brutal reality of war will factor into the upcoming sequel.
“You hear about stories with (George) Washington as a general, where lots of people died based on their orders, but that is part of leadership and that push-and-pull in the fight for figuring out what’s the way to move forward,” Isaac shared. “It is a war movie. I mean, above and beyond, it is a movie about warriors.”
If nothing else, it sounds like some of our heroes are going to be faced with some tough decisions when Star Wars: Episode IX comes out on December 20th, 2019.