The Digital HD and the Blu-Ray Combo pack release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is just around the corner (April 1st & 5th), but I still am thrilled to see some sneak peeks of the extensive bonus features, I’m just too excited to wait! The latest clip from one of the bonus features shows actress Lupita Nyong’o filming her role as Maz Kanata (Nyong’o will also be playing Raksha in Disney’s “The Jungle Book”). Although Maz Kanata was CGI, Nyong’o still physically acted out the part, using motion capture technology, which you can view in the clip here. With such an incredible actress not only voicing but acting out the part on set, it is no wonder that Maz Kanata, although CGI, seemed incredibly real.
Also released today on the official Star Wars app was a brand new Maz emoji! Isn’t it just too cute?
If you don’t have the app yet, it’s available for download in the app store, and you can learn more about it on their site.
I can’t wait to find out more about bringing the character Maz Kanata to life on-screen once I watch the bonus features, she’s such an intriguingly mysterious character. It’ll be interesting to see her more of her story possibly be revealed in the upcoming episodes, and maybe we will even find out just how she got Luke’s lightsaber, and more about her history of knowing Han Solo and Leia.
Be on the lookout later on for our review of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Blu-Ray and all of its bonus features!
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