Star Wars Day is off and running, and hot on the heels of this morning’s fantastic looks at new Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters played by Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o is another photo that reveals yet another new character: Captain Phasma. Gwendoline Christie, who portrays Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones, plays Phasma in the film, who is an officer of the nefarious First Order. This being Star Wars and all we figured there’d be two villains, and it certainly looks as though Christie will be the other main baddie alongside Driver.
Director J.J. Abrams previously revealed that the character of Phasma was originally written to be a man, but after thinking on it they all decided there was no reason the part couldn’t be rewritten as a woman. Christie has done wonderful work on Game of Thrones thus far, and it’s beyond exciting to see that she’ll be a formidable force in this new Star Wars saga.
Check out the first image of a very shiny Captain Phasma below, via Vanity Fair.
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Here’s the official rundown for Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga