Star Wars The Force Awakens is finally here on Blu Ray making fans go mad with excitement regarding the special features. While the film for the most part is beloved and regaled as a return to form for the Star Wars franchise, there were certainly some issues to take away. One of the areas for concern surrounds the quirky and perhaps even sloppy character of Maz Kanata, the tangerine headed owner of the refuge for space pirates. Kanata was a mildly interesting character with unclear motivations and no contextualized back story, leaving for some head scratching moments. Also there is the curious choice to have Academy award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o as an entirely CGI character. Nyong’o and Episode VIII director Rian Johnson confirmed the character will return in the next installment, and the hope is that Johnson will have some more exposition into the character and substantialize her presence.

While we don’t know just how much Maz we will see we do know that we will definitely see her in the net film, made all the more prevalent when Rian Johnson released an image of a MoCap session that features the little orange alien on the production screens. We have no context into the scene, but it is still cool to see anything coming from set since Disney has been so secretive about the production.

Check out the image here!


So what do you guys think of the image? Are you excited to see Maz Kanata in Episode VIII? Drop a comment and let us know what you think.