Star Wars: The Force Awakens left the fate of Captain Phasma a little ambiguous, though most assumed the First Order heavyweight (played by Gwendoline Christie) managed to make it out of that trash compactor alive. Somehow.
To bridge that gap, Marvel and Star Wars are releasing a 4-issue miniseries titled Star Wars: Captain Phasma, which is part of their larger “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” event. We’ll learn how Phasma escaped Starkiller Base and maybe see what’s underneath that mask at some point. Hopefully.
Written by Kelly Thompson and with art by Marco Checchetto and Paul Renaud, you can see the initial design for Issue #1 below, which teases scenes concurrent with the ending of The Force Awakens. It even hints that we might see some of Rey and Kylo’s battle again from a different perspective, though that could just be placed there to shed light on the setting and timeline.
In an interview with StarWars.com, Thompson and Checchetto answered some quick questions about the comic ahead of its release. “I’ve been a fan of Marco Checchetto’s work for a long time,” Thompson said. “And his work on Star Wars: Shattered Empire was some truly exceptional comics, and I’m so excited about what he’s bringing to Phasma.”
Checchetto also chimed in with the following:
“I’ve had the opportunity to work on each era of Star Wars. Obi-Wan and Anakin in the prequel era, Shattered Empire and The Screaming Citadel in the classic trilogy, and now in the new era of Star Wars. I’m thrilled to be working on new characters. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and obviously can’t wait to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We have not seen much of Phasma, and I’m very excited to explore more of this character. Kelly is a great writer. I can’t wait to read her script and start work on the series!”
Star Wars: Captain Phasma launches its 4-issue run this September, just a few months before the December release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.