Captain Phasma generated a lot of hype when we first discovered she would be playing a part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I mean, she’s shiny and chrome!
However, its fair to say her character was a bit of a disappointment. Never really adding up to much other than a cool looking Stormtrooper.
I guess you could say, not all that glitters is gold.
That being said, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is looking to bring back and develop some already known characters and perhaps Captain Phasma is one of them.
Gwendoline Christie, who worked along side director Rian Johnson in developing Captain Phasma’s backstory, is quoted as saying:
“Rian and I did have long conversations about this character and who she was, and I was utterly delighted in how willing he was to listen to my ideas and really thrilled to exchange them with him and hear his. He really is a master writer and director, and I think we’ve seen that in the films that he’s made but I think that we truly will see that in the depths to which he goes in The Last Jedi.”
Now this sounds like a lot of work for something we didn’t really receive in the Force Awakens movie so would lead us to expect that we will see some kind of backstory in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Hopefully fleshing out her character a little more.
Even if her story doesn’t make the cut for the Last Jedi, the First Order Captain has her own companion novel coming up named simply “Phasma”, which will explore her backstory. In addition, she’s got her own comic mini-series, again eloquently named “Captain Phasma”, in the works. The comic is set to take place in between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and will explain how Phasma escaped from the dreaded trash compactor and the destruction of Starkiller Base.
We’ll know for sure if we are dealing with another case of Boba Fett Syndrome when Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017.