Rhode Island Comic Con arrives in Providence in less than thirty days, and Star Wars fans across the country eagerly await the show’s final guest announcements. Today, the wait is over as organizers made the first of several upcoming announcements. Gwendoline Christie, aka Captain Phasma, is coming to the 7th annual event.
Gwendoline Christie is best known for portraying the First Order stormtrooper Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as the warrior Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones. Gwendoline also voiced the character of Captain Phasma in the video games Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Battlefront II, and in an episode of Star Wars Resistance.
Gwendoline also appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in the role of Commander Lyme, as well as The Darkest Minds as Lady Jane. In 2019, she is slated to appear in the upcoming film The Personal History of David Copperfield in the role of Jane Murdstone.
On television, Gwendoline played the main role of Lexi in Wizards vs. Aliens, and Miranda Hilmarson in Top of the Lake.
Gwendoline is not the only guest from the Star Wars franchise, nor from Game of Thrones. She is joined by Spencer Wilding, who is known for the physical portrayal of Darth Vader, as well as Alan Tudyk, who was the voice of K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Bai Ling, who played Senator Bana Breemu in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
From Game of Thrones, Gwendoline is joined by Finn Jones, who played Loras Tyrell, Jessica Henwick, who played Nymeria Sand and Jess Testor in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Natalia Tena, who played Osha. This is the largest group of Game of Thrones actors to appear at Rhode Island Comic Con in the convention’s seven years, and fans can expect a group photo op with them all to go on sale shortly.
For autographs and photo ops, visit www.ricomiccon.com.
This year’s Rhode Island Comic Con is scheduled for November 2-4, 2018, at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin Donuts Center Arena. Tickets are currently on sale through the event’s website at www.ricomiccon.com and the Dunkin Donuts Center Arena box office.
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