Maz Kanata will provide “insights into the past” in The Last Jedi


Maz Kanata will provide some wisdom about the past in Star Wars: The Last Jedi…

Rey’s journey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, led her to the backwater world of Takodona where she encountered the seasoned-sage Maz Kanata, who had been on the planet for over a thousand years. The Battle of Takodona, between the Resistance and the First Order, was a key moment in Episode VII, and Maz Kanata had a role to play, handing Finn Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber.

However, according to Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican, Maz won’t have much screen time in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but she will have an important role to play, none the less.

"There will be less of the little orange sage in this movie, although Lupita Nyong’o’s character still turns up for an important moment in the spotlight."

The story of how the Skywalker lightsaber ended up in Maz’s hands is still a mystery and a “story for another time”, as Maz tells Han Solo, but maybe that time is now, and maybe, Maz can shine a light on the lightsaber and possibly give that “insight” into the Force as a whole, in The Last Jedi. Speaking of which, Breznican shared this little nugget:

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"Maz has insights into the past, and for a film about history, family connections, and the way the Force shapes destiny, she is bound to deliver important information."

Rian Johnson — writer and director for The Last Jedi — talks about his very first experience with motion capture.

"This was my first time working with mo-cap characters and working with actors in that way. I feel like I got such an incredible education watching Lupita work."

Supreme Leader Snoke played by mo-cap veteran Andy Serkis, and,  Maz Kanata portrayed by Lupita Nyongo are two characters who brought motion capture to life for the latest Star Wars trilogy. Johnson has already praised Serkis for his role as Snoke, so we can expect some great moments from both characters.

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See the brilliance of motion capture brought to life when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.