This is the only place I’ve seen Poe hate and honestly I can’t fathom why. Isaac killed with his brief screen time. My biggest criticism of the film might honestly be there wasn’t enough of him.
I actually think he’s going to inherit Han’s place as the charming and witty hotshot pilot (with rugged good looks). Obviously there’s a crucial difference in his character though - his optimism and fervent heroism - which actually provides a nice counterpoint to Finn and Rey’s more reluctant heroism (sort of a reverse of the OT). I saw an interview with Isaac where he says that he imagines his character might have been at the medal ceremony on Yavin or something like that as a kid, and basically thought “I want to be them someday.” It’s a pretty cool thing to keep in mind and it certainly shines through when you watch his scenes.
Mostly though, I just LOVE his chemistry with Boyega. Can’t wait for their buddy adventure next film (assuming Rey’s still off training).
RE: Lando. Don’t know if he needs to come back (what would he add?) but it could be fun. One of my friends was worried he might have been on the planet that got blowed up, but I said I don’t think he’d be a senator, but then I thought about it and honestly Lando could easily be a politician in his later years. Might be interesting to see him in that sort of role.