Gwendoline Christie Believes Episode VIII Won’t Let Fans Down

Actress Gwendoline Christie, who portrayed Captain Phasma on screen in The Force Awakens, thinks Episode VIII will be enjoyed by everyone who sees it. She briefly touched on the subject of Episode VIII (Christie confirmed she would be reprising her role as Phasma in director Rian Johnson’s film all the way back in January) in this latest article posted earlier today over on Entertainment Weekly:

As we get excited for the unveiling of Rogue One, somewhere in Disney’s top secret post-production editing and visual effect bays are prints of year’s top-secret Episode VIII – which completed principal photography all the way back in July and won’t be released until another date that’s far, far away (December 15, 2017).

We recently spoke to Gwendoline Christie, who reprises her role as chrome trooper Captain Phasma in the film, and asked if there were any vague teases she could give us.

“No,” she said.


“I don’t think anyone’s going to be disappointed,” she added, and then she made this remarkable expression – her eyebrows shot up, her eyes got wide, and she clamped her lips shut as she smiled, as if thinking about some intensely exciting secrets she’s just bursting to reveal … but absolutely positively will not.