Lupita Nyong’o Returns as Maz Kanata in Star Wars Episode VIII


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Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) is back in Star Wars: Episode VIII The Untitled Film!  We say this as if there was any doubt.  It’s nice to get a confirmation with a photo, though.  It’s even cooler to see Nyong’o in the motion capture suit, in the top right corner!

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII will hit theaters with a title on December 15, 2017!