Since the debut of the first The Force Awakens trailer, Star Wars fans couldn't wait to learn as much as they could about Captain Phasma, the chrome-armored soldier for the First Order. The character didn't receive much screen time in her theatrical debut, but a new novel, Star Wars: Phasma, will shed more light on the character and, based on recent posters for the novel, offer us glimpses at new characters in the Star Wars galaxy.
One of the posters features a First Order trooper wearing bright red armor and a cape, which is virtually the same armor that Phasma herself wears. Could this be a mentor to
Another one of the more interesting characters we've glimpsed appears to look quite the opposite of the trooper above, wearing no armor at all, but wielding a staff and donning a robotic leg.
All characters will appear on the reverse side of a poster from Phasma, with the final character being a member of the Resistance. With one poster clearly displaying a member of the First Order and another displaying a member of the Resistance, could the staff-wielding character be more neutral?
The synopsis of the novel is as follows:
"One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.
"Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper—Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order.
"What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma’s past—and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won’t surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it—and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury."
Star Wars: Phasma hits shelves on September 1.