“Game of Thrones” veteran Gwendoline Christie will play Captain Phasma, a First Order officer of the Stormtroopers, in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — better known as the “chrome” Stormtrooper glimpsed in the most recent teaser — as revealed by Vanity Fair.
The report, which appears in the same issue that unveiled Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o’s characters, includes a brief description of Christie’s character: “First Order officer Captain Phasma surveys the rubble following an attack.” Rumors have circulated since January that a woman who might don the Stormtrooper armor, and it appears those have come to fruition, though not much else is known about Christie’s role at this time.
The June issue of “Vanity Fair” arrives on newsstands May 12.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie. It opens Dec. 18.
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