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Despite the series of unfortunate decisions that got him stripped of his title in Star Wars: The Last Jediit seems Poe Dameron will be promoted, or rather reinstated, to commander status for Star Wars: Episode IX.

The final issue of Marvel’s Poe Dameron comic debuted this week and (? spoiler alert ?), it includes Poe getting back in General Leia’s good graces.

Issue #31 takes place shortly after the events of The Last Jedi, with Poe begging to be allowed to help the Black Squadron. Following a spirited debate between Poe and Leia, she ultimately gives her blessing. Just before he leaves, she says the most important line:

“Fine. You may have my authorization. But you can’t take the Falcon. Find another way. May the Force be with you… Commander Dameron.”

Dameron is, understandably, taken aback by the comment. But Leia confirms her decision with some sass that we know and love, saying, “Commander. But this time, don’t blow it.”

Since all official Star Wars releases become official cannon, this promotion will be in place for Star Wars: Episode IX, which is filming now.

h/t: MovieWeb

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley was a Senior Editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covered all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.