New STAR WARS Concept Art Reveals The Look Of Maz Kanata

The alleged look of pirate and saloon keeper Maz Kanata is finally unveiled!

When STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS announced that Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o would be playing a digital character, we were a bit disappointed that she wouldn’t physically be on screen. But after seeing new concept art of her character, the pirate Maz Kanata, it’s easier to understand why the digital work is necessary!

Indie Revolver has an exclusive look at Maz Kanata concept art, which was initially created under the pseudonym of “Rose” to protect the character’s identity.

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This concept art may not fully encompass her final look, as there’s been rumors about her coloring being different and some facial scars. But it’s very clear the no amount of make-up could easily manipulate the human form to look like that. However, JJ Abrams has been using puppetry for other characters and chose not to for Maz, for some reason.

If you paid close attention, there’s a very dark, brief flash of Maz Kanata in the latest trailer! She’s the character who hands Leia the lightsaber that once belonged to Darth Vader.


STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS hits theaters on December 18, 2015.