Earlier than the Star Wars sequel trilogy even started, followers gravitated in the direction of considered one of its coolest-looking characters: Captain Phasma. Along with her metallic Stormtrooper armour, towering presence, and the inimitable Gwendoline Christie below the silver helmet, Phasma made an actual influence on display as one of many First Order’s most formidable forces. If something, her comparatively transient appearances in The Power Awakens and The Final Jedi left audiences wanting extra (she was killed off in Rian Johnson’s movie by John Boyega’s insurgent hero Finn) – although the character did go on to seem in animated sequence Star Wars Resistance, and her story was expanded upon on the web page, notably in her personal Star Wars: Captain Phasma comedian run.
Chatting with Empire forward of the discharge of her upcoming film Flux Connoisseur, Christie expressed enthusiasm for returning to play Captain Phasma if the chance ever arose, or if a direct adaptation of the comics was mooted. “I haven’t learn the comics however, I imply, it’s Star Wars! I might completely love that,” she says, acknowledging there’s untapped potential within the chrome-covered baddie. “There was a template for a personality that individuals bought actually enthusiastic about. It might be smashing in the event that they felt that it was worthwhile to discover, together with some fabulous motion.” For now, there’s at all times the opportunity of enjoying via this yr’s LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga online game as Phasma. “That is the following step for me,” she jokes, “as a result of as a teen I used to be fairly obsessive about pc video games, and I used to be fairly good at them. I feel it’s time to revisit them as a result of they might be all the pieces I had initially needed them to be. There are complete worlds on the market [where] we will examine our megalomania!”
Whether or not a return to the Star Wars galaxy is within the playing cards or not, Christie’s upcoming slate is jam-packed. Past Peter Strickland’s Flux Connoisseur (“I completely adored the script”), she’s enjoying Lucifer in Netflix’s imminent adaptation of The Sandman, and will probably be in Tim Burton’s Wednesday sequence too. Right here’s hoping she’d be accessible if the First Order strikes again…
Learn Empire’s full Gwendoline Christie interview within the Home Of The Dragon subject, on sale now and accessible to order on-line right here. Flux Connoisseur involves UK cinemas from 30 September.