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Gwendoline Christie's Captain Phasma will return for Star Wars: Episode VIII

02.01.2016

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In a bit of unsurprising, but still great news, Gwendoline Christie has revealed that she will reprise her role as Captain Phasma in STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII. Christie confirmed her involvement with the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS follow-up on Saturday at the red carpet preshow for the SAG Awards, telling People that "I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I think that's an exclusive, actually." The actress also went on to reiterate how hard she fought for the role.

I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man.

I know some were bummed that Captain Phasma was underused in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, but hopefully Christie's character will have a much larger presence in the sequels.

Principal photography for STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII should begin soon with LOOPER's Rian Johnson taking over directing duties from Abrams, and it was recently announced that the release date for the next installment in the new trilogy has been pushed back to December 15, 2017.

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9:24AM on 02/02/2016
She was badass. I liked her.
She was badass. I liked her.
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10:15AM on 02/02/2016
How was she a badass? She did what Rey and Fin told her to do right away.
How was she a badass? She did what Rey and Fin told her to do right away.
8:47AM on 02/06/2016
bad ass? she walked around. did nothing. was easily subdued and strong armed into turning off the shields and dropped into a garbage can.

bad ass indeed....
bad ass? she walked around. did nothing. was easily subdued and strong armed into turning off the shields and dropped into a garbage can.

bad ass indeed....
11:46PM on 02/01/2016
cool news. I liked the look of the character, but she didn't really seem to have much to do. Hopefully she has more to do in the next film and is more menacing like Darth Vader.
cool news. I liked the look of the character, but she didn't really seem to have much to do. Hopefully she has more to do in the next film and is more menacing like Darth Vader.
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8:23PM on 02/01/2016
Christie got the second worst role in the movie, topped by the guys from The Raid who just showed up and do a bunch of stunts, which then mostly cut in the editing room in favor of a CGI butthole monster.
Christie got the second worst role in the movie, topped by the guys from The Raid who just showed up and do a bunch of stunts, which then mostly cut in the editing room in favor of a CGI butthole monster.
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4:17PM on 02/01/2016
I had no idea Christie liked anal before seeing TFA, as she got royally fucked up the arse. Just hope they don't play out a Boba Fett scenario and we end up with Finn frozen in carbonite and held as her bitch. It did seem a bit odd that's she essentially became a 'poor little white girl' when Finn was like 'Yo remember me, I am the dude formally known as 213211 but now I'm Finn muthafucker, now turn off that deflector shield beatch' and she was all like 'oh yes Mr Finn, no problems Mr Finn'
I had no idea Christie liked anal before seeing TFA, as she got royally fucked up the arse. Just hope they don't play out a Boba Fett scenario and we end up with Finn frozen in carbonite and held as her bitch. It did seem a bit odd that's she essentially became a 'poor little white girl' when Finn was like 'Yo remember me, I am the dude formally known as 213211 but now I'm Finn muthafucker, now turn off that deflector shield beatch' and she was all like 'oh yes Mr Finn, no problems Mr Finn'
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2:55PM on 02/01/2016

i sat in on a secret screening last friday....

you see...10 cloverfield lane isn't real....its a red herring trailer for ep8 which has secretly been in production......okay im kidding...
seriously though....
seems obvious to me that she's mostly on the cutting room floor...
regardless though....here's what id like to see happen....
phasma gets a demotion over execution for ''treason and cowardice'' due to some past issue (hes banging her) with Hux. Kylo is too otherwise-occupied with snoke/rey to care one way or the other. She doesn't
you see...10 cloverfield lane isn't real....its a red herring trailer for ep8 which has secretly been in production......okay im kidding...
seriously though....
seems obvious to me that she's mostly on the cutting room floor...
regardless though....here's what id like to see happen....
phasma gets a demotion over execution for ''treason and cowardice'' due to some past issue (hes banging her) with Hux. Kylo is too otherwise-occupied with snoke/rey to care one way or the other. She doesn't take kindly to her demotion, procures weapons and a newer armor and goes on the hunt for FN2187 and Chewie.
I checked with the Great God Quay to see if I am right in predictions...told me to ask again....
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11:13AM on 02/01/2016

I really hope she has more to do

Captain Phasma was easily the most over hyped character. From Abrams and Kennedy calling her this trilogy's Boba Fett, I did not get a single intimidation vibe from her--especially given how easy she allowed Finn and Han to take her down. I hope in VIII she does something truly memorable and badass.
Captain Phasma was easily the most over hyped character. From Abrams and Kennedy calling her this trilogy's Boba Fett, I did not get a single intimidation vibe from her--especially given how easy she allowed Finn and Han to take her down. I hope in VIII she does something truly memorable and badass.
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10:49AM on 02/01/2016
I'm sorry, but her character sucked. When you heard her first speak and she told the stormtrooper to put his helmet back on it sounded so ridiculous and cheesy. I was expecting to hear a tough guy voice, but instead I heard a woman's voice and it wasn't threatening at all...I stayed away from news and didn't see any trailers before seeing the movie.
I'm sorry, but her character sucked. When you heard her first speak and she told the stormtrooper to put his helmet back on it sounded so ridiculous and cheesy. I was expecting to hear a tough guy voice, but instead I heard a woman's voice and it wasn't threatening at all...I stayed away from news and didn't see any trailers before seeing the movie.
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4:10PM on 02/01/2016
Have you seen her on Game of Thrones? I assure you, she can be quite threatening.
Have you seen her on Game of Thrones? I assure you, she can be quite threatening.
6:34PM on 02/01/2016
I've never seen the show and it doesn't matter if I have or not because we all heard her talk and since you can't see her face, only hear her voice and it's not threatening at all, she is not threatening.
I've never seen the show and it doesn't matter if I have or not because we all heard her talk and since you can't see her face, only hear her voice and it's not threatening at all, she is not threatening.
11:51PM on 02/01/2016
She's great on Game of Thrones and I absolutely loved Episode VII but I agree that her voice does not fit that costume.
She's great on Game of Thrones and I absolutely loved Episode VII but I agree that her voice does not fit that costume.
10:16AM on 02/02/2016
Thank you, platypusrex82.
Thank you, platypusrex82.
9:30AM on 02/01/2016
problem is, Kathleen Kennedy shoved her down JJs throat after he rejected that chracter, so there was literally NOTHING for her to do but stand around and be strong armed and thrown in a trash compactor. They thought the Chrome Armor would make her the new "Boba Fett". Problem is....you can't MAKE the new Boba Fett, it has to happen organically. For example TR-8R is more likely to be the new Boba Fett and they weren't trying to make him the new Boba Fett. He was just so bad ass with his limited
problem is, Kathleen Kennedy shoved her down JJs throat after he rejected that chracter, so there was literally NOTHING for her to do but stand around and be strong armed and thrown in a trash compactor. They thought the Chrome Armor would make her the new "Boba Fett". Problem is....you can't MAKE the new Boba Fett, it has to happen organically. For example TR-8R is more likely to be the new Boba Fett and they weren't trying to make him the new Boba Fett. He was just so bad ass with his limited screen time that he completely dominated Phasmas presence with his own.
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6:49PM on 02/01/2016
Who the hell is TR-8R?? One of the droids at Maz's cantina?
Who the hell is TR-8R?? One of the droids at Maz's cantina?
8:33AM on 02/02/2016
...although if you consider the prequel trilogy as canon, Boba Fett wasn't created organically. (but yeah I agree with your point - you can't just force a cool character on people and have them accept it).
...although if you consider the prequel trilogy as canon, Boba Fett wasn't created organically. (but yeah I agree with your point - you can't just force a cool character on people and have them accept it).
9:20AM on 02/01/2016
I feel like she will have a bigger role. Based on the events of TFA, I feel like Ep. 8 will be a training/prep movie. What I mean is that our two main characters - Kylo Ren and Rey will be with their respective "masters" getting further training in the force. Meaning the resistance will have Poe and Finn going up against The First Order directly - perhaps some more battles with Poe and Finn against Phasma and Tr-8r.
I feel like she will have a bigger role. Based on the events of TFA, I feel like Ep. 8 will be a training/prep movie. What I mean is that our two main characters - Kylo Ren and Rey will be with their respective "masters" getting further training in the force. Meaning the resistance will have Poe and Finn going up against The First Order directly - perhaps some more battles with Poe and Finn against Phasma and Tr-8r.
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10:24AM on 02/01/2016
Didn't TR-8R get blasted?
Didn't TR-8R get blasted?
10:24AM on 02/01/2016
*Double post*
*Double post*
10:32AM on 02/01/2016
finn, traitor guy. the one that dies in the beginning making blood marks on finns helmet, and another guy where all in the same training group under phasma. likely its her and the 4th guy that will be coming for revenge now
finn, traitor guy. the one that dies in the beginning making blood marks on finns helmet, and another guy where all in the same training group under phasma. likely its her and the 4th guy that will be coming for revenge now
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