Talking on the red carpet of this year’s SAG Awards, Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie confirmed reports that we’ll see more of Captain Phasma in Star Wars Episode VIII.

“I will be in the next Star Wars movie,” she told People Magazine. “I think that’s an exclusive, actually!” As for how she felt to actually land this role in The Force Awakens, she added: “I was very overexcited. I made no secret of the fact that I really campaigned for the part for a long time. And then I was delighted when J.J. Abrams wanted to have me in the film and then wanted to cast me in this role that had originally been designed for a man.”

Phasma’s armour was originally meant for Kylo Ren, but when Abrams decided to take things in another direction, the idea to come up with a female character to wear it was thought up.

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Phasma and Star Wars Episode VIII. Last year, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy indicated that we’d see more of the character in the follow-up, a reaction perhaps to the disappointment among fans which seemed to stem from the fact that the villain ended up having only a fairly minor role.

With The Hollywood Reporter recently claiming that Episode VIII has been delayed to make some changes to the script to give certain characters more screentime, chances are that Captain Phasma is among them, so her future looks very bright in the Star Wars Universe…