Is This Poe Dameron’s Homeworld?

Yavin IVDuring a query about whether Oscar Isaac’s character is related to Bail Organa, played by Latin actor Jimmy Smits, Isaac gave a very curious reply…



Here’s what Oscar Isaac (who was born in Guatemala) said:


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


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.



It makes perfect sense, right? Especially after looking at the title image. A strange mixture of a Guatemalan actor, X-Wings and a location shot at Guatemala. Or maybe he was just joking. 🙂



Source: abcnews


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38 thoughts on “Is This Poe Dameron’s Homeworld?

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Yup, Poe Dameron is from the exotic planet of Guatemala.

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    And that’s what the first sentence of this article says. 🙂

    • May 7, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Edit: I read it as if Jimmy Smits gave the reply. My bad. 😛

      • May 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm

        You have a good point. I reworked the wording.

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    I could see Jon Oliver placing Guatemala on a Yavin IV map graphic, followed by showing it on Earth where Brazil should be.

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Remember that time the Death Star almost destroyed Guatemala?

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    “Now I grow tired of asking this so it will be the last time. Where is the rebel base?”

    “…Guatemala, they’re on Guatemala.”

    • May 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      You win the internets

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    so it makes sense just because a space battle involving x-wings occured there? No, no sense at all. Yavin 4 seems abbandoned to me

      • May 7, 2015 at 5:53 pm

        Oh okay… got it wrong. Sorry.

    • May 7, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      I didn’t get it at first. Issac is just referring to himself being born there not his character. I need coffee this morning…4 shots

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Yavin 4 and Guatemala are one and the same, what’s the problem?

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Earth is a great planet, we have al the planets of the starwars universe on our own planet!

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    i dont get it all, i thought Bail Organa was from alderaan and died when it blew up???
    what has Yavin and poe dameron got to with it all, is this all mixed up or am i missing something, does he have a vulcan as a dog?

    • May 8, 2015 at 2:59 am

      I know Oscar Isaac was joking. For your sake, I hope you are too.

  • May 7, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    For crying out loud he’s joking. cmon, this is stupid

  • May 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Sorry but this article reads terribly.

  • May 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    I think he’s just having a little fun with the interviewer. I doubt that Yavin is his homeworld and I also doubt that he is a descendant of Organa. Reason being – even though adoption is not only for those who can’t biologically reproduce – IMO this can be inferred in the ROTS as to why Organa desires to take the child as it is a common reason to adopt and no other children are shown in the film when they bring her home. I think Leia was an only child to the Organa’s. Could Dameron be a relative? Possible, but I doubt it. And just to point out (and be THAT guy)…Yavin IV is a forest moon of the giant gas planet Yavin. So it can’t be his home planet. But his home moon? Now that’s a different conversation entirely. 😉

    • May 8, 2015 at 3:05 am

      Dude, you’re clutching at straws here.

      This has got NOTHING to do with Yavin, its moons, Alderaan, the Organas or Poe Dameron.

      The jungle and structures on Yavin IV are in a place called Tikal. Tikal is this ancient Mayan site that stands in Guatemala, Oscar Isaac’s birthplace. Isaac was making a joke in reference to this happy coincidence. There’s nothing more to it.

  • May 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Did Bail become KING? Is that how Leia became a Princess or if not How did she become a Princess??

    • May 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Perhaps she killed a princess and took the title from her.

    • May 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm

      Bail was an evil dictator whom took the Senate seat. He also had millions of slaves working in mines on Alderann. Those slaves cried out for someone to have mercy and end their suffering.

      • May 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

        Those slaves were working in mines looking for the missing Sankara Stones

        • May 7, 2015 at 7:03 pm

          ^ Thank you

    • May 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Leia’s adopted mother is Queen Breha of Alderaan,that is what makes her a Princess.

    • May 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Her mother was the Queen of Alderaan and her father the Senator was Prince Consort.

  • May 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Either way, if this is Yavin 4, this is just more butt-kissing to Episode IV. I wish JJ would take his own advice and quit making these connections to older movies just for the sake of making connections.

    • May 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Oh like Tatooine/Jakku…oh wait Tatooine isnt in the film.

  • May 7, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Considering they have a desert planet, a snow planet, etc. with different names, I wouldn’t worry about too many classic references.

  • May 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    No. It is not.

  • May 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    All this time, the correct pronunciation of the planet’s name was “yah-VEEN cuatro”!

  • May 7, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Oscar Isaac takes the no leaks thing very seriously. This is someone who claimed to only know for sure that he’s in hte film after seeing the first teaser trailer. Although he had one slip-up before, where he fumbled around after his slip, this time he’s willingly throwing the info out there.

  • May 8, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Poe is sent on a mission by Leia.
    Poe has Alderannian heratage

    • May 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Poe’s definitely not from Alderan considering the SW timeline and his age. Alderannian heritage/roots…yeah I can see that.

      Hopefully every character introduced in EP VII isnt a relative of a previous character (GG –> Wedge)

  • May 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    An article yesterday stated that Poe is from YavinIV. Sincerely doubt the Rebels would use a populated planet as their hidden base.

    • May 8, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Maybe he was conceived there and his parents were rebels stationed there… Meaning he was born on Yavin cuatro…

  • May 8, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Issac admits to not knowing the origin story or the general direction of the movie, so he suddenly knows, right?

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