In a recent article with Entertainment Weekly we have been introduced to new images. WithIn the article we now have a little more information on the “First Order” with more images and information that reveal Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma was originally designed for Adam Driver’s character Kylo Ren, but it inspired J.J. Abrams to create a new character.
“I just thought it would be really cool if we could find someone to play the part who was female, and I’m a fan of Game of Thrones; Gwendoline is in that show, [The Force Awakens casting director] Nina Gold casts it, she knew Gwendoline, obviously. We were very lucky to get to have her in the movie. She’s not in many scenes, but her presence is powerfully felt when she’s there.”
Opening in theaters on December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens