While the recent playing cards have shown us a few of the new character’s names, we still don’t have all of the actors figured out for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ though a new rumor is telling us who Gwendoline Christie might be playing. Aside from the original cast, we’ve recently found that John Boyega’s character is named Finn, Daisy Ridley’s character is Rey, Oscar Issac’s character is Poe Dameron, the new droid (which still amazes me to be done with practical effects) is BB-8, and the Sith with the crazy lightsaber is Kylo Ren.
This recently released rumor has Christie playing a new character known as Captain Phasma. Where does the name come from? Well, Disney and Lucasfilm have registered all of the new character names that were listed above and at the same time has registered the name “Captain Phasma.”
Christie’s character is rumored to be an Imperial Officer who has no ties to the Force but is pursuing Boyega’s character Finn who happens to be an AWOL Stormtrooper. It would make sense for her to at least be a Captain and this has apparently been pushed as who her character will be. Offhand for the plot, you do have to wonder what makes Finn so special for her to be chasing after him.
At any rate, it could be another character with the Captain Phasma name though none have ever come up in previous ‘Star Wars’ lore, canon or not. However, the name does reside in a piece of fan fiction titled ‘Tarkin’s First’ though I have a feeling the studio has enough material and original ideas to mine for characters that they do not have to borrow from fan fiction.
What are your thoughts on the name matching the rumored description of Christie’s character? Do we have our Captain Phasma or will she end up being someone else entirely?
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker premieres on December 18, 2015.