Gwendoline Christie has expressed enthusiasm for returning to play Captain Phasma in the Star Wars universe, saying she “would absolutely love” her chrome-covered character to make a comeback.
Speaking to Empire, Christie acknowledged there could be more to explore with the character outside of her live-action appearances in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, where she fell in battle against Finn. Phasma has made a couple of appearances elsewhere in the galaxy far, far away and has even had her own comic run, but that has only left Christie feeling like there may be some untapped potential there.
“I haven’t read the comics but, I mean, it’s Star Wars! I would absolutely love that,” Christie said of any future opportunities to bring her character back, including adapting her comic run for the screen. “There was a template for a character that people got really excited about. It would be smashing if they felt that it was worthwhile to explore, along with some fabulous action.”
Phasma getting knocked into a fiery pit in The Last Jedi certainly left a lot more room for interpretation than say, cutting a character in half, or watching them evaporate. If there’s no body, the character can still be alive. At least, that was the logic that allowed Boba Fett to survive in the Expanded Universe and pop up again in the Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett.
Even though it seems almost intentional that we haven’t seen Phasma die, there has been no mention of bringing the tough veteran commander back for a Star Wars project that would allow Christie to don the helmet again. Phasma hasn’t entirely left our screens, though. She appeared in 2018’s Star Wars: Resistance series and this year’s LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.
“This is the next step for me,” Christie joked about her character’s inclusion in the LEGO Star Wars game, “because as a teenager I was quite obsessed with computer games, and I was quite good at them. I think it’s time to revisit them because they could be everything I had initially wanted them to be. There are entire worlds out there [where] we can investigate our megalomania!”
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga had the best LEGO game launch in history, selling through 3.2 million copies in the first two weeks and surpassing sales records worldwide. The game features missions from all nine mainline Star Wars films with additional DLC packs from The Mandalorian, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more.
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