‘Star Wars’ Actress Gwendoline Christie to Return for ‘Episode VIII’

‘Game of Thrones’ star says she will reprise her role as Captain Phasma

Gwendoline Christie will be back in her chrome-plated stormtrooper armor for “Star Wars: Episode VIII.”

“I will be in the next ‘Star Wars’ movie,” the actress told People.

Christie, best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” played Captain Phasma in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Her character is a stormtrooper unit commander who clashes with John Boyega‘s Finn.

The actress also talked about how she was cast in “The Force Awakens.”

“I was very overexcited. 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.”

When Christie’s character was last seen in “The Force Awakens,” she was being shoved down a garbage chute by Finn and Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo.

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” is being directed by Rian Johnson and is set to premiere Dec. 15, 2017.