Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday's Headlines - Star Wars' Captain Phasma gets own four-issue series


Star Wars' Captain Phasma is starring in her own four-issue series at Marvel. Announced during Star Wars Celebration Orlando, Star Wars: Captain Phasma will be written by Kelly Thompson and drawn by Marcho Checchetto, with a scheduled September debut.

"It’s exciting enough when someone lets you contribute to the Star Wars universe in any real way, but when they let you create the first ever Phasma story for comics? Well, that’s about as good as it gets!" said Thompson. "Like most, I’m a huge fan of both Gwendoline Christie and Phasma. Christie is magnetic and Phasma has so much fascinating untapped potential…potential which I can’t wait to help unlock for fans in our comic.”

Lucasfilm said that Star Wars: Captain Phasma is set during and after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, beginning with her escape from the doomed Starkiller base. Given that the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi is said to begin immediately after the end of Force Awakens, this Captain Phasma series would also seem to run concurrent to that upcoming movie.

“With this series, I’ve had the opportunity to work on each era of Star Wars. Obi-Wan and Anakin in the prequel era, Shattered Empire and The Screaming Citadel in the classic trilogy, and now in the new era of Star Wars," said Checchetto. "I’m thrilled to be working on new characters. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and obviously can’t wait to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We have not seen much of Phasma, and I’m very excited to explore more of this character. Kelly is a great writer. I can’t wait to read her script and start work on the series!”