Has Gwendoline Christie's Star Wars: Episode VII role been revealed?

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Dec 17, 2018, 11:00 PM EST (Updated)

Looks like Gwendoline Christie’s Star Wars: Episode VII role may been revealed.

The Game of Thrones actress -- whose character, Brienne of Tarth, is a fan favorite -- is currently busy filming the eagerly anticipated new entry in the Star Wars movie franchise.

Badass Digest is back with a new round of Star Wars news and speculations: They’ve recently claimed that actor John Boyega’s (Attack the Block) character was a rogue stormtrooper who teams up with Daisy Ridley’s as-yet-unnamed female lead to go in search of everyone’s favorite Jedi Knight, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

The site now claims that the statuesque actress (Christie is lording it over most of us mere mortals with a dizzying 6’3”) will play an Imperial Officer -- more specifically, Boyega’s commanding officer -- who’ll be chasing after the rogue stormtrooper over the course of J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi flick. Oh, and they also mention that Christie has been training with a lightsaber. Sweet!

It also appears that the character’s gender was swapped from the original script, speculating that this may have been the role Benedict Cumberbatch had been rumored to be in the running for! Whether that's true remains to be seen.

All of this is hearsay from an anonymous source, so please take all of this with a grain of salt ... for now. But Badass Digest feels pretty confident about Christie’s role.

What do you guys think? Do you believe Gwendoline Christie has what it takes to play the role of an Imperial officer? Are you ready to see her deliver more grade-A backside whooping in Star Wars: Episode VII?

(Badass Digest via Comic Book Movie)