Here's the mystery character this 'Game of Thrones' actress will play in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Gwendoline ChristieGetty ImagesWe finally know who Gwendoline Christie will be playing in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’

Rumours have been circulating for a long time that actress Gwendoline Christie would be playing the mysterious masked character Captain Phasma in “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”

Well, it turns out that wasn’t just a rumour.

With a new photo from the set, Vanity Fair confirmed that Christie will indeed be playing the character. Phasma, who has been called “The Chrometrooper” by fans, is a member of The First Order which is the film’s new version of the Evil Empire.

Here’s a look at the character:

Star wars chrome stormtrooper episode viiDisney/LucasfilmGwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.

Christie is best known to audiences as Brienne of Tarth on “Game of Thrones.”

Come December 18, when “The Force Awakens” is released in theatres, we will be able to find out whether Christie can wield both a sword and a lightsaber.

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