Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rumor: New 'The Force Awakens' Character Name Revealed?

By: Dominic Jones

Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, and BB-8 may soon have some company!  The good folks over at Stitch Kingdom believe they have heard the name of a new character in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  Apparently Lucasfilm registered a whole bunch of new domain names recently, including for all the officially revealed characters, and one of them may have given something away.  Apparently the domain for Captain Phasma was also purchased, leading to much speculation that this is the name of a character in the new film.  

Who Captain Phasma is, however, is still unknown.  If I were to guess, I would say it's probably the character played by either Domhnall Gleeson or Gwendoline Christie.  This is based on a story we broke a few weeks ago about the bad guys in The Force Awakens.  According to Stitch Kingdom, there is no trace of a Captain Phasma in official Star Wars lore, the only reference they could find to him/her was in fan fiction titled Tarkin’s Fist.

There's also the chance that Captain Phasma could be a character from another upcoming property, like Rebels or Battlefront.  As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.

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