‘Star Wars Episode VII': Gwendoline Christie’s Role Revealed?

Published 9 months ago by , Updated August 23rd, 2014 at 7:29 pm,

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Star Wars Episode VII is still shrouded in so much mystery (we still don’t even know the official subtitle) that it’s getting a bit crazy. As Comic-Con 2014 kicks off this week, J.J. Abrams latest chapter in the Star Wars saga is supposedly not going to be a part of the convention; Disney is not holding its D23 showcase this year; meaning there’s little hope to get any confirmed info before Disney/Lucasfilm and the Episode VII filmmakers want us to know (when do you think that teaser trailer is finally coming?).

What we DO have at this point are the litany of rumors we keep getting regarding Episode VII‘s story, characters, influences, and connections to the larger Star Wars universe. And today is no different. READ ON at your own interest; only POTENTIALLY SPOILERY RUMORS follow.

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John Boyega

The casting of Episode VII – from a personnel standpoint – has been pretty great. Bringing back the actors who played Luke, Leia, Han, C-3PO and R2-D2 from the original trilogy – and then, mixing them with hot current talent (with actual talent) like Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star, Andy Serkis. That’s a noticeably male heavy lineup, but fans were assuaged when Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o was added to the cast – and especially happy when Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie was also announced as part of the project.

Badass Digest is the source of this latest rumor, which incidentally concerns Christie’s character. According to the website:

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According to my sources Gwendoline Christie is playing John Boyega’s commanding officer in Star Wars Episode VII, and she’s mad that he deserted. She’s looking for him. She’s an antagonist.

UPDATE: I’m have new info that puts things in new perspectives. She’s definitely hunting Boyega. I think she’s an Imperial officer, but I got one more piece of information that puts everything in a new light:


The actress has been training with a lightsaber.

Could she be an Imperial officer who has a lightsaber? Or is it something more? I’m hearing the S word.

NEXT PAGE: How This Fits Into The Episode VII Story…

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  1. You all seem to forget that Jedi/sith bodies are clearly more resilient than non force wielder bodies…. I.e. anikin surviving long enough and the process of becoming Darth Vader… Clearly having a connection to the force increases the resilience and possibly defies the laws that govern non force wielder bodies as Obi-wan simply evaporates from a single light saber swing…. Also isn’t the emperor a clone so he’s not necessarily dead the Empire simply wouldn’t fall completely apart because the death star and one of it’s top leaders was killed, it may be fractured but I cannot believe it is completely gone even if 30 years have past just my thoughts

  2. I’m not sure how I feel about that particular layout. To be honest it almost seems like it spits in the face of the original trilogy. After all that hard work, after killing his father in order to save the universe from the evil Empire, to have it all not even matter? 30 years later? The expanded universe certainly offers many stories where the remnants of the Empire attempt to reclaim what they’ve lost, but I think 30 years and a dark future that defies the purpose of the original trilogy seems a little wrong to me.

    • I agree with you. JJ just want to give what an old fan wants… morfe empire, more darth vader, same locations, etc. We need someone with imagination and mithology knowedge. Star wars is over.

      • Empire not dead. Read the books. They are cheap if u download them from iTunes.

        • The expanded universe is wiped from existence by Disney (a very good thing, with all the hacky crap out there). It has no bearing on these new movies.

  3. I heard the story was suppose to be about Han solo and Lelia’s kids the boy turns to darkside and I believe the daughter becomes a Jedi don’t know the facts yet of why this happens

  4. You guys should read the books. How do they find likes hand when his hand was already found and used by the empire to clone Luke. The light saber the hand was holding later becomes Mara jades light saber. Where is the vong? Really hope they don’t mess this up. If these rumors are true, there may be no hope. Help us obi-wan kenobi…

  5. No Mara Jade? That would be a true disappointment. A female wielding a lightsaber points to Mara Jade. That severed hand with lightsaber was recovered/owned by Thrawn.
    Have you even read the books?

    • The books mean nothing here, sadly. They’ve already said as much.

  6. Gwendoline’s gonna smash em in anything she does We love much XXX go on girl!