Note, possible SPOILERS for Episode 7 below...
More big news from the Star Wars Episode VII set: Gwendoline Christie's role may just have been revealed.
Following last month's rumors that John Boyega will play an Imperial deserter who sets out to join the side of the heroes, it looks as though Christie - best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in HBO's Game of Thrones - might just be joining him on the dark side.
Devin Faraci of BadAssDigest is reporting that his source on the Star Wars set has revealed something fairly major about Christie's role. You can check it out below, underneath the spoiler protection window dressing:
"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."
Which, if true, would be huge. Mainly in the sense that it would be absolutely awesome.
Sadly, as of yet it remains just a rumor, but it's a rumor that I think almost all of us could agree should definitely, definitely happen.
Why? Because just picture it.
There ya go...
[Star Wars: Episode VII](movie:711158) is set for release December 18, 2015. And if it takes a day longer, I'm going to Sarlacc Pit somebody...
What do you guys think? Down for Christie in that sort of part?