Maz Kanata Featured in New Star Wars: Episode VIII Set Photo

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Lupita Nyong'o's The Force Awakens character, Maz Kanata, is featured in a new Star Wars: Episode VIII set photo shared by writer and director Rian Johnson.

Rian Johnson has just shared a new image of Maz Kanata from the Star Wars: Episode VIII set

As production continues on the highly-anticipated¬†Star Wars: Episode VIII, writer and director Rian Johnson has taken to Tumblr to reveal a new behind-the-scenes look at the production. In the gallery viewer below, take a look at Johnson’s black and white shot of a stage where some work is being done involving Lupita Nyong’o‘s Maz Kanata. Check out the full Maz shot in the gallery viewer below!

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also welcomes back cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, 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 is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

What do you think Maz Kanata will be up to in the next film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!