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Brienne of Tarth plays the metal Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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This month's Star Wars-centric issue of Vanity Fair finally reveals that Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is officially playing Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Fans got their first look at her in her shiny Stormtrooper armor in the latest trailer, which debuted last month. After the photo leaked online this morning, Vanity Fair writer Joanna Robinson tweeted the official image.

In the Vanity Fair spread, Phasma is revealed to be an officer of the First Order, the evil organization formed from the remnants of the Galactic Empire. Christie is already known (and loved) for her portrayal of Brienne of Tarth on HBO, so we can imagine that she'll bring the same intensity to the film. We also know that the First Order is allied with new villain Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, so it's likely the two characters will have a run-in or two when the film hits theaters this winter.

Update May 4th, 1:49PM ET: Updated with Joanna Robinson's tweet of the official image.

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