Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rumored STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Concept Art Shows Lupita Nyong'o's Character

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - by Maurice Mitchell 0


Check out rumored Star Wars: The Force Awakens concept art of Maz Katana!

I've already said I think 90% of Star Wars VII concept art isn't real. But this one is popular, so I'll share it. Recently, Vanity Fair magazine revealed the name of Lupita Nyong'o's character and Indie Revolver, who accurately predicted the "Chrome Trooper", now known as Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie. Now they've released concept art they say is a production painting of Maz Katana.

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I'm skeptical, but it's entirely possible that it's real. After all, they say she is in the trailer briefly.

On the other hand, this could be official concept art of another alien in the film and not Maz Katana at all. We'll know when the movie comes out.

The Vanity Fair article gave a caption that confirmed Lupita Nyong'o is a pirate. She has a castle with "galactic travelers, smugglers, and other assorted riffraff" filling the main hall. Pirates have always been important to Star Wars and early drafts for A New Hope had a number of pirates.

Maz Katana's allegiance is a mystery though and we don't know whether she's on the side of the Resistance (the film’s new term for the Rebel Alliance) or The New Order (the film's new name for the Empire).

Click on the links if you want to see more Star Wars: The Force Awakens artwork on my blog.

Via Indie Revolver

What do you think of the concept art? Are you looking forward to Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

Official Star Wars: The Force Awakens Summary
Star Wars: Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek) and is being scripted by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi). Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, with Tommy Harper (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Jack Ryan, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds) serving as executive producers. John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII..
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Cinematography by Daniel Mindel
Production Design by Rick Carter and Darren Gilford
Starring: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o, and Gwendoline Christie, with Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker
Release Dates: December 18, 2015 (USA)
Official Site: http://www.starwars.com/theforceawakens
© Copyright 2015 Lucasfilm, Bad Robot. All rights reserved


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