When it was announced that Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie would join the Star Wars universe as Captain Phasma, fans were overjoyed.
However, her role in The Force Awakens turned out to be very small and she only appeared in a few short scenes.
Disney and Lucasfilm have begun to remedy this problem by introducing a Marvel Comics Captain Phasma series and a prequel novel as part of the lead up to The Last Jedi.
Penguin Random House has released a synopsis of the upcoming Phasma on its pre-order page.
One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.
Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper—Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order.
What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma’s past—and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won’t surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it—and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.
There is also speculation that Phasma will be involved in more of the action in The Last Jedi, including a possible face-off with Finn.
Of course, no one ever really knows what’s going to happen in a Star Wars movie until it hits the big screen.
Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, Star Wars: The Last Jedi jumps into theaters Dec. 15.
Source: Screen Rant