In news that should surprise no one, Gwendoline Christie has confirmed that her character Captain Phasma will appear in Star Wars Episode VIII.
Christie had this to say talking to reporters at the recent SAG Awards:
“I will be in the next Star Wars movie. I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time and then I was delighted when J.J. 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.”
Rian Johnson will be directing Episode VIII with actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac reprising their roles.