Even those who adored Rian Johnson’s Star Wars sequel (like us) can probably agree that at least one thing was a little lacking: Captain Phasma. Although we were excited for the return of Gwendoline Christie’s super shiny and ultra-intimidating trooper, she didn’t have a whole lot to do in The Last Jedi. Given the focus of Johnson’s story, that’s understandable, but we would’ve liked to see just a teeny bit more from Christie’s antagonist. Thanks to this alternate scene, now we can.
If the most recent trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi left you craving more, then you’re in luck. Lucasfilm has debuted the official Japanese trailer for the upcoming sequel, featuring our first look at a few familiar metal faces along with some new footage — it’s not too much, but it’s just enough to make the latest trailer worth a thorough peek.
Game of Thrones Season 7 never circled back to the one true pairing we really long to see, Brienne and Tormund. The one look that launched a thousand ships will hopefully keep making sexy bread-eyes into Season 8, but Gwendoline Christie tells Seth Meyers that Kristopher Hivju keeps it going off-screen regardless.
With Force Friday comes the “Journey to The Last Jedi” expansion of the Star Wars universe: a whole slew of novels and comics that will provide the backstories and fleshings-out of many of our favorite new trilogy characters. One of those, Captain Phasma, will be getting her own novel titled Phasma, which will explain a little more of just how exactly Brienne of Tarth came to join the First Order.
Mileage may vary as to whether Game of Thrones owes any character a happy ending – let alone a pair of them – but few would deny the rare joy of Tormund and Brienne’s awkward pairing. “Few” being creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who now monstrously tease “we need to kill one of them.”
Game of Thrones is debuting later in the year than ever, but that doesn’t dampen our excitement for the first official Season 7 trailer one bit. Watch the world of Westeros get a little colder, even as the Great War heats up in the penultimate season’s first official trailer.