Friday, 11 March 2016
EPISODE VII: "SOLO!"
He thought he and his new friends in Rey, Finn and BB-8 could slip in relatively unnoticed at Maz Kanata's place on Takodana, but the intergalactic bartender, fighter of evils and all-round spiritual alien is soon aware of that scoundrel Han Solo's presence, in this fun moment from THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Maz was originally conceived as being a space pirate, a line in the script deliberately referencing this and picked up by Lupita Nyong'o, but when the character evolved in the film's editing process, the idea was dropped. There was also an idea that she had Force-like magical powers, a scene of her showing that ability filmed but removed from the finished movie.
We're looking forward to finding out more about this great new character, her links to the Rebellion, and more of what she knows in general about the Force and the Jedi, possibly Yoda, for EPISODE VIII.