During the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Marvel Comics announced plans for a four-issue series starring Star Wars’ Captain Phasma. Star Wars: Captain Phasma will be written by Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms) with art by Marco Checchetto (Daredevil), and is scheduled to debut in September.
“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! 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,” said Thompson.
Lucasfilm revealed that Star Wars: Captain Phasma is set during and after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, beginning with her escape from the doomed Starkiller base. Since Star Wars: The Last Jedi is said to begin immediately after the end of Force Awakens, this Captain Phasma series would likely 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. 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!” added Checchetto.