If you were left wondering what happened to Captain Phasma (played by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie) in The Force Awakens, well, it’s good to know the female metal-plated stormtrooper is still alive or at least we’ll get to see her in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Gwendoline Christie confirmed her appearance in Episode VIII during a pre-Screen Actors’ Guild Awards interview. She said she’ll be in he next Star Wars film and she was “very overexcited for her role in The Force Awakens.

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“I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time,” she said. “And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man.”

Well, we hope she gets more screentime in the upcoming film scheduled for a December 2017 release.

Source: People + Lucasfilm 2015 (images)

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