The Cool Weapon Star Wars: The Last Jedi May Be Giving Captain Phasma

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Captain Phasma Armed

For all of the hoopla that was made about Captain Phasma being a big ticket character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, she really didn't get to do a whole lot in J.J. Abrams' entry into the Star Wars universe. Thankfully, a new movie means a new chance to do big things, and it looks like Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn't wasting its chance, as it's already thrown down an allegedly interesting twist into the returning character's path. Apparently, Captain Phasma is going to have a kick-ass staff in the new film.

Making Star Wars reported the rumor, as a source that they trust dropped some quick information without any grander context in the way of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's story. Basically, the source told them that Phasma looked "killer" with her staff, and that people would love seeing her with it. It's not much, but it already has us wondering just why in the world a stormtrooper would bring a staff to a blaster, or even a lightsaber, fight. Well, allow our overactive imaginations to take over from this point.

Seeing as Captain Phasma has been pegged not only as a more important character in the future of the Star Wars, but also as a "Boba Fett" type, it's safe to assume that her actions on the Starkiller Base didn't get her killed by her superiors. But that doesn't mean that she's with the First Order guard in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In fact, she may have been kicked out due to her actions in aiding the enemy, which would leave her stripped of her rank, and most likely her blaster. This would explain why she has only a spear to protect herself, though one does have to wonder why she'd look so killer with it.

Well, it's safe to assume that after all of the misfortune the once "Captain" Phasma will have endured, she might have an axe to grind with Finn and his compatriots. So if she should happen to run into any of the good guy crew during Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it's a good assumption that she will, she'll be taking the battle to them with a primitive, yet effective weapon of choice. Speculation aside, the fact that Phasma will be returning to the Star Wars universe, with orders other than to stand and shout orders or to be subverted by a band of Resistance punks, is something we can all stand by. Otherwise, why cast such a known badass in your movie?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi blasts into theaters across our galaxy on December 15th.

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