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Official Info Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata) in Episode VIII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi & IX - Spoilers Allowed' started by Wildcatbarry, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Wildcatbarry Jedi Master

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    Didn't see an official Maz thread for Ep8.

    Also has anyone heard the (outlandish) theory of Maz being an un-caped jawa and actually being in other episodes?

    EDIT: I guess this thread type could be changed from 'Discussion' to 'Official Info' since she is confirmed for Ep8. (Can you help with this @EHT?)
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  2. CakeThiefPro Jedi Knight

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    Hmm I hope we get more follow up with Finn and Maz. Just a small scene in which he asks for her advice maybe and she acknowledges he's not running away anymore.

    Also I had not heard that theory but it does sound slightly delightful.
  3. EHT New Films Manager -- on vacation

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    Tag changed to Official.
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  4. Rodie Jedi Master

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    I'm not sure where Maz fits in 8 and 9. Unless they significantly change her character. It was basically a glorified cameo in TFA, just three scenes really. Maybe they'll really invest in her character in the following films, but how and why is anyone's guess because we got so little of her in TFA.

    I can't envision her going into battle or flying a ship. I don't see her hanging with Leia inside a command center. She's not a Jedi so she's not going to be training Finn or anything like that. Her castle was blown to smithereens so she has no base of operations, and her little dominion of pilots and ne'er-do-wells has been destroyed. So...What is there for her to do?
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  5. Wildcatbarry Jedi Master

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    It is one of those theories that is like nah that can't happen.
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  6. CakeThiefPro Jedi Knight

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    Well we know she has a lot of connections to a variety of mercenaries or outlaws for lack of a better term. I could see her showing up to back up the resistance in a fight with a whole gang of dangerous outlaws. I mean she's been around a long time but we don't know how active she's been in the fight between light and dark. Maybe having her home destroyed will motivate her to get more involved somehow.
  7. CakeThiefPro Jedi Knight

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    Agreed but I did find it amusing. The idea that this wise and ancient (well maybe she's not quite ancient) being can make loud high pitched squeaky noises as if she's from a worms game is awesome.
  8. thejeditraitor Chosen One

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    if she comes back what will she do? she's not a jedi and she's going to be busy rebuilding. i think she's served her purpose. that being said i would like to have her show up in 9 as a great callback if she had a good part to play.
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  9. SateleNovelist11 Jedi Master

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    Such a scene would be nice. I also hope that she and Rey have some interaction. It would be intriguing to see how she and Luke would interact, or if they have met before.
  10. Thomas_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I hadn't thought much about Maz in VIII...
    If I had to guess, she's part of The Resistance (at least at the beginning of the film) providing a rag tag mini fleet of pirate vessels and giving Leia sage advice (you know, stuff about hope, forgiveness and all that jazz)
    At least I like the image of Resistance warships mixed with old beat up but customised pirate ships to show the state the Resistance has been left in post-TFA.
  11. B99 Force Ghost

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    Maybe she'll hook up with Chewy in VIII!!!
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  12. The Regular Mustache Jedi Master

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    Maz is zillion years old. That's going to give her a perspective that might come in handy to the Resistance. I can see the Resistance generals being very pragmatic and by the book in their approach to attacking the First Order but then Maz steps in and is all, "Over the hundreds of years I've been alive I've see countless men and women like you use the same plan of attack only for it fail horribly. I suggest you do this instead, (insert sage advice here).
  13. Thrawn082 Force Ghost

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    -I believe that KK confirmed that Lupita would be back.
    -It could work if Luke and Rey have to go see Maz at some point, for some reason.
    -We can get some clarification (on-film) as to whether she's actually FS or not, and if she knows Luke personally (she clearly knew a lot about him).
  14. DavidSword79 Jedi Knight

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    I think she's one-third Jawa, one-third Yoda species (but orange) and one-third Tusken Raider. This explains her height, her Force sensitivity and her general cantankerous nature. :cool:
  15. Ed_Fett_77 Jedi Knight

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    I really like the idea someone came up with, that Maz will be the Commander of a Pirate Fleet who comes to backup the Resistance.
  16. The Regular Mustache Jedi Master

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    That would be tight.
  17. 11-4D Jedi Master

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    Maz is actually Yaddle with skin cancer
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  18. JediAce1 Jedi Grand Master

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    She's not a Jedi, but she can still teach Finn the ways of the force. Think of it as more of a mental training than physical training with lightsabers.

    This is concept art of Maz with students...

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    Maz studying a kyber crystal...

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  19. DavidSword79 Jedi Knight

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    That's why they fell off.
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  20. BB_Gr8 Jedi Youngling

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    She is the old wise woman and there is a lot we don't know yet about the past related to Kylo Ren, Snoke, the Knights of Ren, Luke's Jedi Academy, why the light saber called to Rey, etc. Can see her playing an important role in educating us on the past or things that lacked explanation.
  21. pupuce Jedi Knight

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    May be she knew where luke was all that time. And she is going to join Luke and Rey ,since she knows the force, and help luke to train Rey.
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  22. Han Drolo Jedi Grand Master

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    I still think she'll be tied to Finn in some capacity. They seem to have cut a lot of their scenes together, like Maz going with them to D'qar to the Resistance base. Maybe saving the development for VIII.
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  23. Kez-Iban Jedi Knight

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    I'm glad to hear Maz is back! It seems to me like she could be a good source of information for the resistance since she seems to be in the know on a lot of things. Perhaps she has had dealings with Snoke before if he ends up being ancient just like she is, or maybe she will even have some idea of where to find him? Somehow the Resistance needs to find where Snoke is hiding, and maybe Maz will be the key.
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  24. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Her main purpose will be to explain how she ended up with the lightsaber and perhaps some history regarding the Knights of Ren and the First Order.
  25. mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager

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    I like the idea that she could be the key, or at least help with finding Snoke. I find myself hoping she's pretty important.

    I think she could also be a good resource for Luke since she's been around so long and pretty clearly knows the ways of the Force.
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