Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was an interesting film in that, as a second film in a trilogy, you’d expect them to hold things back for the impending sequel. Not on Rian Johnson’s watch. For better or worse, he closed a lot of doors that we didn’t expect him to, answering the question Rey’s parentage, ending the involvement of Luke Skywalker, killing off Snoke, and killing off secondary baddie Captain Phasma.
Let’s take a moment to pour one out for poor Phasma. While she was built up to be a cool villain in the trilogy, her role ultimately ended up being little more than a glorified Boba Fett role. When last we saw, she fell into a pit of fire and flames, pretty much ending any possibility about her being alive. But that didn’t stop outlets from asking actress Gwendoline Christie about whether or not she’d be back for the next film.
Speaking with The Times, here’s what she had to say:
“In truth, I don’t know. And that scares and upsets me because I really want to see this character explored. I’m actually very invested in the character now. And that’s genuine. That’s not just chat. It has opened up a chain of stories and events in my mind about who Phasma is.”
What a shame. I don’t know about you, but I’m fairly confident there isn’t much one can do from falling into a pit of fire on an exploding ship. Unless they do some seriously awful retconning, I think we’ve seen the last of her. This is especially unfortunate since Christie is such a terrific actress. Seeing some extra nuance to the badass looking exterior would have added a whole lot.
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SOURCE: The Times (via CinemaBlend)