Concept art is always fascinating to look at, especially when the film it's from hasn't even come out yet. Our friends at Making Star Wars have uncovered a never before seen piece of concept art of Maz Kanata who will make her first appearance in The Force Awakens, played by Lupita Nyong'o(above). Of course, if you don't want to know anything about Episode VII, use caution when reading further. This is your official SPOILER WARNING.
Making Star Wars had this to say about it:
"The checkmark on this piece means it was given approval and probably produced in some way. So far the pieces with checkmarks are the pieces I’ve seen in official photos for other aliens and such. Since I haven’t seen Maz in the finished film and I have seen several dozen different designs so far, I cannot say for sure if that is what Maz looks like. But upon looking at Maz in the teaser, I can see some slight design connections and think it is worth considering that the creature in the design above may be Maz."
They add that this piece dates back to when Maz was still codenamed "Rose", but it does look very similar to what little we see of Maz(or who we assume is Maz) in the latest teaser trailer:
San Diego Comic Con is coming up next week and there's a very good possibility we could get a better look at Maz Kanata at The Force Awakens panel there through a new trailer or clips(or both). The SWU will certainly keep you up to date on all future reveals, both official and unofficial.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18th!
Source: Making Star Wars
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