Today we have the first look of Lupita Nyong’o’s character, Maz Kanata, for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘! We had recently found out that she would be playing the space pirate when her role and others were revealed for the film. While the early details showed off Adam Driver as a villain and Nyong’o in a motion capture setup, this is the first reveal of what her character will actually look like.
This leaked concept art from the film shows off how this nefarious space pirate will end up looking like on the big screen and you just can’t help but wonder if her character will be sharing a few scenes with Han Solo.
Let’s take a look.
Not bad. Maybe since J.J. Abrams probably can’t include Jar Jar Binks‘s body being dead like he wanted to that we could instead see this space pirate end up shooting first when running into a Gungan in the film? Okay, that’s a stretch but still some nice wishful thinking. Honestly any comments on the character as of right now really are nothing more than guess work as being a “space pirate” is our only description so far. Immediately that does make me think of Solo, the Hutts, or even Boba Fett if you are thinking about the original series tie-in but as the newer characters will be the focus, it is hard to say who exactly she’ll end up interacting with.
What are your thoughts on the concept art for Maz Kanata? Do you think she looks like enough of a space pirate for you? Share your thoughts below!
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker hits theaters on December 18, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie