Oscar Isaac Reveals What Color His Lightsaber Would Be if He Were a Jedi

Oscar Isaac lightsaber Jedi Star Wars
Oscar Isaac with BB8 in 2015 | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

It was simple in the beginning. Though

The color system of lightsabers in the Star Wars universe has created a complex mythology for fans to dig into. Though Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron is much more Han Solo than Luke Skywalker, the Star Wars actor still has a few thoughts on what color his lightsaber would be — even if it’s one we’re not likely to see anytime soon. Following in the footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, Isaac believes in making up new rules to keep Star Wars fans on their toes.  

The Jedi lightsaber has come a long way since ‘A New Hope’

Oscar Isaac with BB8 in 2015 | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

It was simple in the beginning. Though Luke started with a blue lightsaber in A New Hope and had a fan-favorite green one in other parts of the original trilogy, things have changed dramatically since then.

But even from the beginning, the colors had meaning beyond looking cool. As Screen Rant points out, a lightsaber’s color reflects the level of a Jedi’s training and hints at an overarching mission.

For the original blue, the color represents a highly trained Jedi Knight ready to throw down with the Sith in the name of protecting the innocent.

As for green, it’s more of a transformational color symbolizing a Jedi’s desire to plumb the depths of the Force and master it at the highest level (Yoda’s color is green).

Roughly speaking, the blue and green color scheme provides the guideposts of the Jedi Order.

A red lightsaber, meanwhile, can only mean a master of evil.

But Isaac’s hotshot Resistance fighter pilot appears after the fall of the original Jedi Order in the Star Wars universe, ripped apart by the plot of Darth Sidious. Poe’s nobility and bravery in protecting the New Republic reflect some core Jedi-like virtues, but he’s more of a blaster-and-starfighter guy than a student of the Force.

Oscar Isaac chose a progressive color for his lightsaber

Isaac’s early interviews showcase exactly why he was picked to play Poe. In a Collider interview during the promo campaign for A Force Awakens, he made it clear he would take shortcuts around questions he doesn’t like. Isaac seemed to bemoan queries about the genders of bots in the Star Wars universe, playfully jabbing back at the interviewer and making it clear it was time to move on.

When the talk soon shifted to the Jedi Order, Isaac flashed some Inside Llewyn Davis-style sarcasm and picked a color well off the beaten path. “Uh, I think I’m gonna stick with rainbow — rainbow-colored,” he said mockingly in an apparent reference to the previous questions.

But even though Isaac seemed to be having fun with the questions, the rainbow choice wasn’t completely flippant either. The actor has long been a supporter of LGBTQ rights and recently skewered Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. In an interview with

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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