Gwendoline Christie's role in Star Wars revealed

Before you go any further in this Star Wars-related article, know that it's full of information you might not want to read if you're saving yourself for the final movie reveal. It's not a set of spoilers, so to speak, but it DOES contain information about the next Star Wars film. So keep that in mind. This is the role of Gwendoline Christie – famous for her part in Game of Thrones – as she commands a legion of troops in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Remember that silver trooper you saw walking in the most recent teaser trailer for Star Wars 7? That was Christie. She's going to be an eternally hardcore warrior in this film with no plan on turning to the light side any time soon.

Christie will be known as First Order officer Captain Phasma.

In an image from Vanity magazine – out soon – you'll see this character standing near a bit of flame.

"First Order officer Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) surveys the rubble following an attack."

UPDATE – here's another version of the image, slightly larger.

Another character being revealed this week through the Vanity article is Lupita Nyong'o's CG character Maz Kanata. Believe it or not, she'll be more akin to Jabba The Hutt than she will to Princess Leia.

Below you'll see "Galactic travelers, smugglers, and other assorted riffraff fill the main hall of pirate Maz Kanata's castle."

The image above comes from Vanity Fair online.

Below you'll see Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser 2.

See if you can spot Christie more than once!

Above you'll see Captain Phasma at around 1:20.

Stay tuned as we continue to bring all manner of Star Wars excellence the whole day here on May the 4th!