We’ve heard Captain Phasma compared to Boba Fett, but now we know for sure that the character will continue on to Episode VIII and not be taken out like Fett was.
In the LA Times Kathleen Kennedy confirms we’ll see Phasma again:
“But you won’t see Phasma tapping out after being carelessly knocked into a sarlacc pit like a wobbly toddler. Kennedy has big plans for Phasma and confirmed that the captain will carry on into the next movie. “She’s an important character, a baddie in the best sense of the word.””
Phasma has been by far one of the most popular characters in the merchandise, so it’s good to know that Lucasfilm plans to keep her around for quite a while.