Gwendoline Christie Captain Phasma

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ has been chugging along in global theaters fairly well so far – ridiculously well by most standards, but this is the Holy Grail of sci-fi franchises we’re talking about here.  With so many characters featured in these first two films of the “new” trilogy, it’s tough to ensure that everyone gets the amount of screen time they deserve – and now, one of the actors has come out and expressed concern for the future of her character.

In a recent interview, Gwendoline Christie pulled no punches when she spoke of her thoughts on what might happen with her character, the silver-clad stormtrooper Captain Phasma:

“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.”

Phasma seemingly met her demise towards the end of ‘The Last Jedi,’ falling into an exploding lower deck of an Imperial cruiser.  As for the movie on the whole, however, Christie had nothing but praise:

“I loved ‘The Force Awakens.’ And I really love ‘The Last Jedi.’ It feels like a progressive step forward. It’s the idea of rigidity in one’s thinking or never being able to see the other side. This lack of empathy. It’s a choice.”

Phasma has been often compared in “fan love” to original trilogy character Boba Fett, in that they both received fairly minimal screen time but somehow still caught on with viewers.  So, does Christie see a Phasma spin-off movie in her future?  She’s staying mum on that one, but she did have a tidbit to say about Fett himself:

“There’s been a rumor as well that there’s going to be a Boba Fett standalone movie. It’s quite a strong rumor, but I genuinely don’t know for a fact.”

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is in theaters now.