While this character did not get a lot of role in The Last Jedi, Gwendoline Christie does hope that Captain Phasma will return in Star Wars: Episode 9. The character had first appeared in The Force Awakens and left an impression thanks due to her imposing chrome armor. She had played quite a small role in this movie before Finn, and his allies had dumped her down a waste disposal chute.
It had been said that Phasma will have a big role in The Last Jedi and would be gunning for Finn. But Phasma’s role was minor and she had a fiery death.
It seems like The Last Jedi had marked the end of the line for Phasma and now Christie wants the character to return:
“In truth, I don’t know. And that scares and upsets me because I really want to see this character explored. I’m actually very invested in the character now. And that’s genuine. That’s not just chat. It has opened up a chain of stories and events in my mind about who Phasma is.”
While it is possible that J.J. Abrams will engineer Captain Phasma‘s return, it does feel pointless. This character has no bearing on the story and fans have drawn comparisons between Phasma and Boba Fett. Rian Johnson had made it pretty clear that Phasma’s role was small.
The dust is settling on The Last Jedi which has proven to be a pretty divisive entry. The movie’s take on Luke Skywalker and reveals like Rey’s parentage have attracted mixed responses.
Star Wars Episode 9 will be in safe hands with Force Awakens’ Abrams returning.