For some fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they felt that the character of Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) was a bit underused. Although plenty of the film’s merchandise has emphasized her – particularly for her chrome armor, many were left disappointed with how she was represented in that film.
When we last left Captain Phasma, she was humiliated by one of her former Stormtroopers, FN-2187 (John Boyega) after she is forced into disabling the shields on Starkiller Base. She is then thrown into a trash compactor thanks to the suggestion of Han Solo (Harrison Ford).
Not a great way to sign off in your first appearance, but it looks like the team at LucasFilm understood some of the reactions to Captain Phasma because she will certainly be back in Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a vengeance. In the “Dark Side” cover for the upcoming edition of Vanity Fair, we see the First Order Stormtrooper Commander unmasked, wielding a spear.
According to PrensaImperial at Star Wars News Net, audiences will see Captain Phasma unmasked in The Last Jedi. PrensaImperial was at Comic Con of Chile where he attended a panel featuring LucasFilm story group member Pablo Hidalgo.
During the panel, Hidalgo discussed some details regarding The Last Jedi. One of the most intriguing tidbits was in regards to Captain Phasma:
We will see the face of Captain Phasma in The Last Jedi, but the face from the photograph, in which she appears next to Kylo Ren and General Hux, does not represent her appearance in the move.
Hidalgo addressed that the Vanity Fair photo of Captain Phasma is more representative of the behind-the-scenes aspect of the highly anticipated film:
@BethElderkin Didn’t say that about Phasma’s face; but I did say that the helmetless photo is more BTS than movie.
— Pablo Hidalgo (@pablohidalgo) May 28, 2017
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in our galaxy on December 15, 2017.