With just a few weeks to go until the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, new reports reveal a couple of spoilers that might ruin some of the surprise since you’ll know what’s planned for the characters, regardless of what happens in Episode VII. It’s too late for me to unlearn these spoilers, but here’s fair warning: You can still avoid them by not going further with this article.
The first spoiler comes from a Friday report in the L.A. Times that focuses on the women of Star Wars looking at the various female characters in The Force Awakens. One of them is Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma, the first female villain in a Star Wars movie. Movie fans already know Christie from a different role, the brave Brienne of Tarth from HBO’s Game of Thrones TV series.
But according to the L.A. Times, Captain Phasma will also appear in Episode VIII – in other words, whatever happens in this episode, Captain Phasma won’t be killed.
“She’s an important character, a baddie in the best sense of the word,” Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed, without revealing what Captain Phasma will be up to in Episode VIII, which is set to debut in 2017.
That’s not such a big revelation, some people will say, but now we know that Luke Skywalker and Captain Phasma won’t die in The Force Awakens even before having purchased our tickets for The Force Awakens.
If that’s not enough, E Online revealed one more interesting detail about the plot on Saturday, as learned from Harrison Ford, who’s playing Han Solo for the fourth time in his career. In a Q&A session on Twitter with fans, Ford revealed that his favorite action scene in Episode VII is “the sword fight with Rey and Kilo Ren,” which is apparently a “fantastic visual storytelling.”
How is that a surprise? Well, no trailer or TV commercial so far has shown any real sword fighting. We’ve seen Finn fight with stormtroopers, so Ford – who’s one of the select few people who saw the movie already – may have mistakenly referred to him. But after working on the film for so long, maybe Ford’s got it right after all.
We did see plenty of lightsabers in the trailers, which means we’re likely to have some big Jedi fights regardless of who ends up facing Kylo Ren – oh, and Ford also misspelled Kylo Ren’s name in his Twitter response, as E Online pointed out.