Regardless of what fans may have thought about the sequel trilogy, specifically The Last Jedi, one thing is for sure: the characters were the best part of it. There was something unique and truthfully quite likable about Rey, Finn, Poe and the ragtag group of Resistance fighters.
Conversely, there was a tremendous level of intrigue within the First Order’s combatants. Led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke, Kylo Ren had one of the most realized storylines of the trilogy while General Hux ultimately became the mole driving the Rise of Skywalker’s plot.
However, like Snoke, who met a short-lived collapse, one character who did not receive as much screentime as fans may have hoped is Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma.
Much was made of the character’s ruthless acumen and powerful place within the First Order leading up to the sequel trilogy’s marketing. Unfortunately, she never served as much more than a shiny showpiece, surrendering Starkiller Base’s shields in The Force Awakens and falling to Finn in a fiery battle during the following film. She was then nowhere to be found in the trilogy’s conclusion, presumably having died.
There may be more down the road for Captain Phasma.
Fortunately, one writer believes that defeat should not be the end of the line for Phasma. The author behind the “Phasma” prequel novel, which gives context behind her esteemed standing in the First Order, Delilah S. Dawson, hinted that she has more stories in mind for Phasma.
In a now-deleted tweet following up on a friendly plug of her novel in relation to the Book of Boba Fett, which can be seen on Inside the Magic, Dawson said the following:
"…and I have a pitch ready to go if the powers that be want the rest of Phasma’s story after she fell through that fiery hole while fighting Finn. We know what her armor is made of and we know she’s ruthless. I want to write what she does next."
Dawson later clarified that she has no foresight on what’s in store for Phasma, but we’ve seen many characters rise from the clamps of death before, so there is no reason Phasma could not do the same. A comment like this falls right in line with Disney’s reported interest in carrying forward the plotlines of some of its other sequel trilogy characters too.
Her return may be a bit messy considering that it would raise questions as to where she was during the Rise of Skywalker. However, any chance for Phasma’s story to move further is worth taking. And I’d be thrilled to see what else Dawson has in mind were it to one day materialize.
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