‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Concept Art Shows Off Bizarre Early Design For Maz Kanata

Check out this early Star Wars: The Force Awakens design for Maz Kanata!

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A piece of Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art reveals an early design for Maz Kanata.

During the marketing campaign of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there were two major characters who were barely shown in the film’s trailers: Snoke and Maz Kanata. The two characters also happened to be fully-CGI creations and many suspect Disney might have been keeping them hidden due to the backlash of the prequels. The Force Awakens poster eventually revealed the first look at Maz Kanata, but we didn’t see any footage of her until the film came out.

Lupita Nyong’o’s Maz Kanata didn’t end up having a big role in the final two sequel trilogy films, but there’s a chance we could see her show up in future Star Wars stories. On Instagram, Lucasfilm concept artist Christian Alzman shared an early design for Maz Kanata that is very different from the finished product and you can check it out below.


What are your thoughts on this early design? Do you want to see more of Maz Kanata in the future? Sound-off in the comments section below!

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. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Christian Alzmann

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.