Lupita Nyong’o confirmed that from what she’s seen, Maz Kanata will appear in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens marked the first appearance of Lupita Nyong’o’s as an associate of Han Solo’s who took an interest in Rey. While Lupita Nyong’o’ Maz Kanata returned in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she only appeared briefly to inform Finn and Rose of an individual they needed to see out on Canto Bright.
With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker just over a month away from hitting theaters, fans of Maz Kanata are eager to know if Lupita Nyong’o reprised the role for the final chapter of the nine-film saga. During an interview with Deadline, Lupita Nyong’o confirmed that while she has not seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, from what she has seen, Maz Kanara will appear in the film:
“I haven’t seen it, I won’t see it. They never let you see these things beforehand. Although, maybe, I don’t know. Let’s see how J.J. [Abrams] is feeling this time. […] I don’t know what the final thing’s going to look like, but from what I saw, I am in it.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 19, 2019.