What role does Maz Kanata play in The Last Jedi?

For a while now The Force Awakens fans have been wondering what will happen to one of Star Wars most interesting new characters, Maz Kanata. As a woman and a fan of Lupita Nyong’o, I fell in love with Maz and have been eagerly awaiting information about her role in the next films.

After the destruction of her castle at Takodana, and with her final scenes in The Force Awakens getting cut, we really didn’t know what to expect from the character going forward. Our only clue so far had been that her role is small.

Find the Maz

Reader “GW” was able to participate in the Find the Force promotion for the upcoming Force Friday and found a small clue to the role Maz Kanata will play in the Resistance in The Last Jedi.

Maz apparently introduces the resistance to DJ. She helps the Resistance by pointing them toward a “mysterious new ally.” Maz has been forced to become more mobile and take more of a role in the criminal underworld.

You Got a Friend in Maz

It’s cool that Maz will be the one that connects Finn and Rose with DJ! There is still so much mystery surrounding DJ, but if he’s a friend of Maz’s that could be a huge clue into his background and intentions. I want so much more from her, but I’m just happy to know that she’s aiding the Resistance in any way she can. I really hope we see Maz and some of her friends from Takodana bolstering the Resistance forces even more going forward. Maz is knowledgeable, kindhearted, cool and resourceful, and just the kind of friend I’d like to see help train the new generation of heroes. And I’m just dying to know how she got Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber after he lost it on Bespin!

 

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