Captain Phasma carries a new weapon in Star Wars: The Last Jedi


On the villains cover of Vanity Fair’s upcoming issue spotlighting Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) carries a new weapon.

Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) is back in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and primed with a new weapon.

On one of the covers of Vanity Fair‘s special The Last Jedi-themed issue, three of the film’s main villains are ready for combat. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) carries his lightsaber from The Force Awakens and Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) wears his signature First Order coat. Phasma, however, has an accessory that is brand new: a silver spear.

Image credit: Vanity Fair (photo by Annie Leibovitz, cropped by Elaine Tveit)

As you can see in Captain Phasma’s portion of the villains cover, her spear is taller than she is. That is a significant length because Gwendoline Christie’s height is 6 feet 3 inches. The spear looks as though it could be at least 7 feet in length. It could also be electrified, but even if it isn’t it looks wicked dangerous.

Not only is Christie tall, but she is great at combat. She has plenty of practice in swordfighting because of her portrayal of Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones. I can’t wait to see how much of a powerhouse she is in The Last Jedi with that spear.

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The choice of a spear is interesting. I wonder if it’s standard-issue for elite First Order officers or if it is a personalized weapon. We still don’t know how Captain Phasma escaped Starkiller Base. She may not have met up with the rest of the First Order. Rather, she may have struck out on her own to get revenge on Finn (John Boyega), a former stormtrooper who betrayed her and stuffed her in a trash compactor. A spear is a weapon she could pick up on the fly. Alternatively, the spear looks sleek and well-crafted, like something she might have used the best technology available to construct. Perhaps she utilized the First Order’s facilities to forge herself a custom weapon.

In fall 2017, we will find out how Phasma escaped Starkiller Base in the Marvel miniseries about the stormtrooper captain. Perhaps the comic will also explain the origin of the spear.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15, 2017.