I can’t tell you how disappointed I was with Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
This was a character who had been hyped for months. She had the most badass set of armor we’d seen since The Empire Strikes Back’s Boba Fett, and she was set to be portrayed by Game of Thrones’ own Gwendoline Christie. Add in the fact that she was a character that would be the film franchise’s first female villain, and you had a recipe for greatness.
Sadly, Phasma was only in the film for roughly five minutes before she was knocked out by Finn and forced to give up important Imperial information…which she gave up without a struggle. What a letdown. But would she be doing something cooler in the next film?
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Gwendoline Christie confirmed as much, saying:
“[Phasma will] definitely more physically dynamic. I think there’s something extremely interesting about a battle of wills, don’t you? Force Awakens set up this relationship between Captain Phasma and Finn. I love that John Boyega, who is wonderful, describes Captain Phasma as the ‘worst boss you’ve ever had.’ Rian used to say that too, before we started shooting. There’s something about this relationship that is undermining, vindictive and feels belittling.”
We’re happy that there’s still a lot more for Phasma to accomplish this time around. Had they not opted to do anything else with her, it would be a mammoth waste of potential.
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SOURCE: Rolling Stone