Watch Phasma take centre stage in newly-released deleted scene from ‘The Last Jedi’

The character - who was introduced in 'The Force Awakens' - was played by 'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie

A newly-released deleted scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees Phasma facing down Finn in a dramatic showdown – watch a clip of the moment below.

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are posted below.

The latest Star Wars film saw the demise of Captain Phasma, who was played by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie. The character was only introduced in the previous film in the series, The Force Awakens.

Those Star Wars fans who were disappointed to see Phasma being killed off have been placated somewhat by the emergence of a new deleted scene, which features as part of the package of additional footage which will be included in the forthcoming home release of The Last Jedi – set for release in the UK on April 9.

The scene in question has premiered on the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, with the deleted scene extending the lead-up to Phasma’s eventual death at the hands of Finn – check it out below at the 1:37 mark.

The forthcoming Blu-ray release of The Last Jedi will also give fans an insight into one particularly humorous detail about the filming of the movie, with the additional footage revealing that Carrie Fisher slapped Oscar Isaac in the face 24 times while filming of one scene.