Star Wars; The Force Awakens is one of the biggest and most profitable movies ever made. However, that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t issues with the film. Many thought that the film, directed by the legendary J.J. Abrams, went a little too close to being like the original trilogy. In fact, much of the plot felt like a rehash of A New Hope in many ways. What’s more some much publicized characters were scene as cameos at best. Such as Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma, and more.
So, with The Last Jedi coming at Christmas, can we expect better? Well, Gwendoline Christie, the actress behind Captain Phasma says yes, and it’s all thanks to director Rian Johnson:
“I was just so delighted to be in The Last Jedi, and for that to be directed by Rian Johnson, who is another director I’ve long admired since I watched Brick, actually; I thought that was a really brilliant piece of work,” Christie said to Entertainment Weekly. “When I met him, these are huge things to me and things I never thought would happen in my career, so when Rian invited me to read the script, have my thoughts and then to come and discuss it with him — as he did all of the cast members — I was really thrilled to have an opportunity of a forum where I could put my ideas forward and have some back and forth about where we felt things were and where we felt they can go. What I can tell you about the next Star Wars film is I think Rian does an exceptional job of going deeper, of going further, and really exploring what these relationships are.”