Maz Kanata is an extremely old being who apparently knows a lot about the Force, but isn’t a Jedi. (Or, so she says) Comparisons have been made with Yoda, who was also extremely old, wise, and knowledgeable of the Force.
I think we have yet to see her true place in the current Star Wars lore. She does seem quite chummy with Han Solo and Chewbacca, and of course, she mutters the adorable lines: “Where’s my boyfriend?” and “I like that Wookie.”
The character of Maz Kanata was one of the only characters in The Force Awakens to be rendered digitally. Her performance was achieved by using Motion Capture and was performed by actress Lupita Nyongo.
I’m definitely looking forward to seeing where Maz Kanata turns up and also what happens next in Star Wars: Episode 8!
The mysterious pirate queen Maz Kanata has been part of the galactic smuggling scene for hundreds of years. Hundreds of years before the rise of the First Order, Maz had been already travelling the galaxy while understanding her own sensitivity to The Force.
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