'Star Wars' Villain Captain Phasma Gets the Spotlight in New Comic Series

Sunday, 16 April 2017 - 1:38PM
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Sunday, 16 April 2017 - 1:38PM
'Star Wars' Villain Captain Phasma Gets the Spotlight in New Comic Series
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Captain Phasma was a tragically underused villain in Star Wars: The Force Awakens - considering how heavily she appeared in the film's marketing, the silver-armored stormtrooper played by Game of Thrones' Brienne of Tarth only appeared for a few moments before getting shoved into a trash compactor by the heroes.

But, for those wondering what sort of badass is given chrome armor by the Imperial remnants, Marvel is launching a Star Wars: Captain Phasma comic series documenting what she's up to between The Force Awakens and her eventual return in The Last Jedi this December. The series was among the many announcements at this year's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, and they also revealed an official cover by Paul Renaud:



Written by Kelly Thompson with art by Marco Cecchetto, the comic will begin just after we last saw Phasma in The Force Awakens, which means her escape from Starkiller base's trash compactor (and eventually, Starkiller base itself) will be how the comic series kicks off. Speaking to Star Wars.com, Thompson expressed how excited she was to take on Gwendolyn Christie's character:

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"It's exciting enough when someone lets you contribute to the Star Wars universe in any real way, but when they let you create the first ever Phasma story for comics? Well, that's about as good as it gets! Like most, I'm a huge fan of both Gwendoline Christie and Phasma. Christie is magnetic and Phasma has so much fascinating untapped potential…potential which I can't wait to help unlock for fans in our comic."
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We got a very short look at Phasma in the recent trailer for The Last Jedi, but who knows how much she'll do this time around. Star Wars has a tendency to show off cool-looking characters that end up disappointing when the movie comes out, like Boba Fett in the original trilogy, and very many characters in the prequels (a "cyborg Jedi-hunter" like General Grievous should have been awesome). Those characters would often get better treatments in the Expanded Universe, so we can hopefully expect the same with Phasma in the new canon's expanded material.

There's no official release date for Captain Phasma yet, but expect to see it before Phasma's return in Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15, 2017.
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