Is that Maz Kanata in the Andor trailer? !
A new Disney+ trailer for Andor shows an alien character nearly identical to Maz Kanata from the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Is it really her?
Do the trailer images confirm that Maz Kanata will appear in Andor? A prequel to A thug (itself a prequel to star wars), Andor is set in the years before victory at the Battle of Yavin and follows Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor on his first missions for the Rebel Alliance. Billed as a “spy thriller”, Andor will build towards the events of A new hopeand feature familiar faces K-2S0, Mon Mothma and Saw Gerrera. Andorthe placement of in the star wars The timeline has little relevance to Disney’s sequel trilogy, but official trailer images have sparked talk of a potential Maz Kanata appearance.
Played by Lupita Nyong’o, Maz debuted in 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens before making his presence felt in both Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. A Resistance ally, Maz ran a Mos Eisley-style criminal haven from her castle in Takodana and spoke largely in vague and infuriating riddles. Its character’s underdevelopment is among Disney’s most frequent criticisms star wars trilogy, and Maz Kanata’s story undeniably has room to grow via future projects.
Around the 2:10 mark in AndorIn the official Disney+ trailer, a character that looks suspiciously like Maz Kanata can be seen performing surgery on a sleeping patient. The figure has orange skin, white hair, a thin build, earmuffs, and rounded insect-like eyes. Since the trailer’s shot is both fleeting and dark, one could easily confuse the surgeon with Maz Kanata, but upon closer inspection, Maz Kanata is not. The Andor the character looks masculine, and their facial features (when paused and lit), bear little resemblance to Lupita Nyong’o’s short CGI character from the star wars suites. This is possible that the unidentified alien belongs to Maz’s species (whose name remains unknown), but a wider angle reveals four arms, none of which look particularly orange. Maybe this surgeonfish is a hybrid of several different species (with Maz at the head), or maybe the resemblance is purely accidental.
Could Maz Kanata appear in Andor? Where is she during her timeline?
Maz Kanata may not be the syringe-wielding alien in Disney+ Andor trailer, but the charming Pirate Queen could still star alongside Diego Luna. Although she may not look it, Maz is centuries old in Star Wars: The Force Awakenstherefore is alive and active during Andorchronology. star wars still hasn’t offered much regarding Maz Kanata’s movements immediately before/during the original trilogy, but implies that Maz went into hiding after Order 66 due to her Jedi connections and remained off the radar of the original trilogy. ‘Empire. The Star Wars: Commander the video game confirms that she hired bounty hunters to fight back whenever the Imperials closed in, and according to Star Wars: Forces of DestinyIn the episode “Bounty Hunter”, Maz was already friends with Han Solo (Chewbacca even more so) by Return of the Jedihelping Princess Leia sneak into Jabba’s Palace on a rescue mission.
Given the aura of secrecy that still shrouds Maz Kanata’s past and her obvious tendency to side with the rebels whenever she has to, it’s entirely possible that Cassian Andor could meet Maz during of his solo series, by enlisting him (presumably reluctantly) in a secret mission. But even if the calendar and the motivations can be appropriate, the presence of Maz Kanata at Andor doesn’t seem particularly likely. Drafting an actress of Lupita Nyong’o’s stature for an unannounced cameo seems reckless when Maz doesn’t have the impact of the big names of Princess Leia, Darth Vader, or even Grand Moff Tarkin. And while Andor could probably render a CGI Maz without Nyong’o’s involvement, such a move would draw its own criticism. Viewers will likely have to make do with the four-armed lookalike.
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