Rumor: Maz Kanata’s Role In Star Wars: The Last Jedi Revealed.
It hasn’t exactly been a secret that Maz Kanata doesn’t have a big part to play in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, but where she’s going to show up has been a mystery. But rumor has it that we’ll be seeing her interact with a character she met in The Force Awakens…
Maz was originally going to be seen joining up with the Resistance after her castle on Takodana was destroyed, but these scenes were cut since she didn’t have anything to do after that point and J. J. Abrams wanted the movie to have a lean running time. However, it’s clear that this backstory is still being used in The Last Jedi going forward, even if we didn’t see it.
But as it turns out, information on Maz will officially be revealed on Force Friday as a part of the “Find the Force” event. According to Making Star Wars, it looks a little something like this:
Maz apparently introduces the Resistance to DJ. She helps the Resistance by pointing them toward a “mysterious new ally”. Maz has been forced to become more mobile and take more of a role in the criminal underworld.
It’s not too surprising to learn that Maz’s role in the plot will be tied to the criminal underworld considering that that’s where she was when we found her. The author of the piece is under the impression that Maz will have scenes with Finn and Rose, giving them information that will lead them to go to Cantonica to search for “DJ”. It’s definitely good to have a clear idea where she’ll be considering that The Force Awakens didn’t address what happened to her after she handed Finn the lightsaber.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.