Maz Kanata is a character in the Star Wars universe that is set to appear in the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She is played by actress Lupita Nyong'o in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Real Name: ?
Moniker/Alias: Maz Kanata
Species: Alien (Possibly Gossam the same species as as that of Presidente Shu Mai.)
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|Maz Kanata from Star Wars Poster|
|Maz handing light saber to Finn|
Han Solo brings Finn and Rey to Maz Kanata's castle to find transportation to get BB-8 to the Resistance. While there Kanata meets Solo and the newcombers. She introduces Finn to aliens who can take him away to the outerrim. While in Kanata's castle Rey is called to a basement room where she finds Anakin Skywalker's light saber. This is the light saber last seen when Luke Skywalker's arm was cut off in Empire Strikes Back. Rey experiences traumatic visions when touching the light saber and flees. Shortly, there after the First order attack Maz Kanata's castle. She hands Finn the lightsaber and sends off to find and protect Rey.
When asked how she found the light saber she responds that it is a story for another day.
Another interesting thing is that Kanata refers to Chewbaca as her boyfriend. This is not expanded upon but may be explained in future Star War installments. I have a feeling that Chewbaca may have much more of back story built into Force Awakens than many realize. He has a relationship with Maz Kanata and also may have had something to do with the hiding of the Millennium Falcon on Jakku.
|Maz Kanata Castle Entrance|
Maz Kanata's skin in the film will be orange as opposed to the concept art that uses a green tone.
She is played by actress Lupita Nyong'o in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
|Lupita Nyong'o acting to create the character Maz Ka|
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