J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens has been criticized frequently on being similar to the first Star Wars trilogy even after the inclusion of new characters. One such character that fans wanted to see more was Gwendoline Christie’s (Game of Thrones) Captain Phasma who was scarcely found in the first portion. In any case, that is going to change with the arrival of Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi this December. Christie recently commended Rian Johnson’s vision and the “deeper” story for Captain Phasma this time around.
Gwendoline Christie in conversation with Entertainment Weekly stated that she was eager to get an opportunity to work with director Rian Johnson. She particularly states being a fan of his work right from his film Brick. She likewise mentioned that she never thought that she’d get a chance to work with the director. Christie said the following;
“I was just so delighted to be in The Last Jedi, and for that to be directed by Rian Johnson, who is another director I’ve long admired since I watched Brick, actually; I thought that was a really brilliant piece of work. When I met him, these are huge things to me and things I never thought would happen in my career.”
Christie went on to tease a “deeper” story for Captain Phasma that goes beyond The Force Awakens. Christie clarified;
“So when Rian invited me to read the script, have my thoughts and then to come and discuss it with him – as he did all of the cast members – I was really thrilled to have an opportunity of a forum where I could put my ideas forward and have some back and forth about where we felt things were and where we felt they can go. What I can tell you about the next Star Wars film is I think Rian does an exceptional job of going deeper, of going further, and really exploring what these relationships are.”
While Johnson has made a special effort to nullify correlations with The Empire Strikes Back, it certainly seems like the films may be similar. Be that as it may, that is exactly how it should be for the second film in a trilogy. As it is, you anticipate that the characters to get fleshed out and built up more this time around. Despite similarities, fans ought to be glad that we get the opportunity to see a greater amount of Captain Phasma this time around.
It is not clear if we will get some understanding into the backstory of Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma this time around, yet it is a positive probability. At any rate, we are aware that we’re going to get more of her and maybe even watch her get some revenge on Finn for tossing her in the trash compactor. Captain Phasma’s escape from the trash compactor was given in detail in a comic book series called Journey to the Last Jedi. Furthermore, Phasma’s story was narrated in issue #1.
Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is to release in theatres on 15th December, 2017. What’s more, we’ll eventually see a lot more of Captain Phasma. Fans searching for more of Gwendoline Christie, can see her on Season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is presently being aired on Sunday evenings.