Captain Phasma, the criminally underused character from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, seems to be taking a much larger and active role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and her possible new weapon might be a game changer…
One of the biggest disappointments from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the fact that chromed-out badass looking First Order trooper, Captain Phasma, had very little dialogue, and even less action. Phasma, portrayed by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, was basically a non-factor in the film.
However, for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we’ve been seeing reports that Christie’s role as Phasma will be much more involved, and we might even see why she owns that chrome armor (armor that had been salvaged from a yacht that once belonged to Emperor Palpatine).
Making Star Wars (the go-to site for all filming leaks and rumors) has recently published a bit of news about Captain Phasma and what may potentially be her new weapon in The Last Jedi. When talking to one of his sources, site owner Jason Ward got this response:
"You are going to love Captain Phasma’s spear in The Last Jedi. She looks killer"
Ward goes on to explain that Phasma’s spear may coincide with the new Royal Guard that stands in protection of Supreme Leader Snoke.
"I’ve heard about the new Royal Guards that stand beside Snoke, it isn’t entirely out of the question she has something ornamental like that for her First Order rituals and duties."
A new Royal Guard that stands beside Snoke in his throne room? And, Captain Phasma possibly wielding a shiny new spear that matches the guard’s weapons? Could we safely speculate that Captain Phasma is actually one of Snoke’s Royal Guard, sent to oversee how Kylo Ren and General Hux would complete the task of finding the map to Luke Skywalker and destroying the New Republic?
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These are all very intriguing questions and I can’t wait to find out more when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, later this year.