Maz Kanata, a mysterious creature that has been around for a thousand years finally makes it to the main story. Who is she? Well, if you have seen the movie and by now you should have, then you notice some odd things about Maz. Why does she have Luke’s lightsaber and Obi Wan’s chest? Why does she know so much about the force even though she lived through the era. Well, we have a little more of an understanding about her role, although she is not a Jedi, she is force sensitive.
In an interview with Collider, Special Effects Director Chris Corbould, speaks about a scene that we really wished they kept in the movie.
CHRIS CORBOULD: There was a particular part of a scene that never made it, where they go underneath the castle and they’re going into the underground passageways, and stormtroopers are coming down the stairs and Maz uses her powers to collapse the ceiling.
From my point of view, [that] worked absolutely brilliantly because you had all the main actors running up and then Maz does her bit and then the whole ceiling collapses in front of them, but that never made it. That was a shot I was quite proud of, actually, it worked really, really well.
Maz Kanata is one of the ones that I think deserved a little more screen time just as much as Poe Dameron. I felt some her disappearance for the second half of the film was left a little bit of a hole but, I am sure we have not seen the last of this mysterious little creature. Why they took it out of the movie is beyond me, but we can look forward to seeing many of the deleted scenes on the Blu Ray release. No doubt we’ll be seeing some fan edits with these scenes integrated into the movie much like Lord of the Rings Extended Editions. What are your thoughts concerning this new revelation?
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