Showing posts with label captain phasma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label captain phasma. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Star Wars Resistance flying high on Disney Channel

Lucasfilm has released the first trailer for its upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance.

The anime-inspired series, set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, follows new characters with appearances from Poe Dameron, BB-8, Captain Phasma and General Leia.

Star Wars Resistance premieres 10th October on the Disney Channel.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Captain Phasma is returning for Star Wars: Episode VIII

Fans of Captain Phasma rejoice.

Game of Thrones actor Gwendoline Christie confirmed she'll be back to plague the Resistance in director Rian Johnson's sequel to The Force Awakens, which begins principal photography in London this month.

"I will be in the next Star Wars movie," Christie told People at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

"I was very over excited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time," she added. "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."

Incidentally, the character of Captain Phasma began life as a discarded design for Kylo Ren after it caught the attention of director JJ Abrams.

**Spoiler warning for The Force Awakens**

Hopefully, Star Wars' silver nemesis will get more screen time after escaping the trash compactor on Starkiller Base. The marketing suggested a female Boba Fett for a new generation of Star Wars fans. What we got was something akin to a cameo overshadowed by fan favourite TR-8R, the Stormtrooper who challenged a lightsaber-wielding Finn.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Is Captain Phasma the new Boba Fett?

Vanity Fair exclusively revealed Captain Phasma is played by Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Captain Phasma, a name harkening back to the saga's film serial inspiration Flash Gordon, is arguably the coolest looking Star Wars movie character since Darth Maul and, my favourite, Boba Fett. If looks could kill...

Roll on Force Friday! I've already cleared deskspace, in my study, for a Captain Phasma action figure.