We may not have seen her face in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but her voice was more than recognisable behind that imposing stormtrooper helmet.

Perhaps the strong-willed, female villain will be unmasked in the eighth movie, with Gwendoline Christie confirming her return as Captain Phasma.

In an interview with People magazine, Christie said she’ll definitely be back for the next month and she’s excited to step back into the role of a female stormtrooper.


          “I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time,” she said.

“And then I was delighted when JJ Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man.”

The Game of Thrones star continued, saying that she loved the costume, describing it as “incredibly striking” and that she felt her role encouraged “female diversity”.

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“It was doing something new and it was an interesting bit of casting for women, and I hope that in something that was such a mainstream success it would breed more of those kind of opportunities for other women.”

In case you somehow missed it, Captain Phasma was the leader of First Order’s legions of stormtroopers. She was forced to help Finn, Chewbacca and Han Solo bring down the shield around the second Death Star.

The next installment in the Star Wars franchise is expected for release in December 2017. The yet-to-be-named sequel has a lot to live up to, with The Force Awakens bringing in record sales in the box office.

Were you happy to see Gwendoline Christie take on the role of a stormtrooper?

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