‘Journey to The Last Jedi’ Novel Reveals Captain Phasma’s Full Backstory

Star Wars: The Force Awakens did a great job of honoring the original films and characters, while introducing new favorites like Rey, Finn and Poe.

However, one of the most interesting new additions didn’t get the amount of screentime, moviegoers hoped for. Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), only appeared in a few scenes and most of those were spent in the background.

Her minimal presence left audiences wondering who she was, and how she became a leader in the First Order.

Those questions will now be answered in the Journey to The Last Jedi tie-in novel Phasma by Delilah Dawson. The book tells Phasma’s life story from childhood to the years right before The Force Awakens.

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From L to R: Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren and Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma lead the First Order in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Source: Vanity Fair

To make a long story short, after her planet Parnassos was destroyed by a mining company, Phasma and her brother took over their tribe, with her becoming a great warrior. When a First Order ship crashed, she killed her brother and remaining tribe, leaving Parnassos with Brendol Hux.

She very quickly learned the ways of stormtroopers and moved up the ranks, becoming a leader. She shared training duties with her rival Captain Cardinal. Phasma returns to Parnassos, finds the crashed First Order ship and has her armor made out of the ship’s chromium plating.

Upon her return, she and Brendol’s son Armitage conspire to kill Brendol, while Phasma defeats Cardinal, taking control of all the stormtroopers in the process.

The full detailed story is fascinating and can be found here. If Lucasfilm is looking for its next standalone film, they really need to look no further.

Marvel currently has a comic that tell what happened with Phasma after The Force Awakens.

Captain Phasma will next be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it jumps into theaters Dec. 15.

So will you get the book to find out more about Phasma’s life?

Source: Screen Rant

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