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This character was originally supposed to be killed in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens has officially been out since Friday, although screenings began on Thursday, and with the film's release comes a wealth of surprises.

That being said, we understand that not everyone has been able to see the movie yet, so consider this your official spoiler warning if you've somehow managed to not find out what's happened yet.

In a new interview with GQ, Oscar Isaac confessed that when he originally met with director J.J. Abrams to discuss taking on the role of fighter pilot Poe Dameron, Abrams forewarned him that his character would die in the movie.

Of course, those that have seen the movie by now know that's not the case, but Isaac said that while the idea of being killed off in the film originally turned him off from the role, he eventually decided that even if he was only in it for a brief time, it wasn't an experience he wanted to miss out on.

"I figured it would be a cameo," Isaac told the magazine. "I'll come in, do my thing, and maybe it's actually better not to have to sign myself up for three movies."

By the time Isaac got around to figuring it out and getting back in touch with Abrams, however, the director had changed the character's course and managed to keep him alive.

Abrams told the magazine that it was because of his first conversation in Paris with Isaac that he and the other writers on staff tried to figure out a way to keep Dameron alive.

"Let's say that it was in that conversation [in Paris] that we began to see a way that being in the movie would be worth his time and the audience's."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens has already smashed many records, including having the biggest domestic opening weekend with $512 million made over the past three days. It's currently playing worldwide.