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Lupita Nyongo Discusses Possible Star Wars Episode IX Return & Protecting Franchise Secrets

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' started by SWNN Probe, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    Maz Kanata didn't really have a place in Star Wars: The Last Jedi's narrative outside of setting up Finn and Rose's sidestory, but there's more than enough space in Star Wars Episode IX for her to have an impact - something that her actress Lupita Nyong'o discussed in a recent article for The Hollywood Reporter. While she gives a standard GLOMAR-type answer with regard to the question of her possible return, Nyong'o did go into the levels of secrecy that are necessary to make a Star Wars movie.







    Nyong'o recently got a chance to chat with THR, who pried for some information about Star Wars. Nyong'o was unsurprisingly reserved about what she could say, knowing how secretive Lucasfilm are about their new projects, but she did open up about how secretive they were about her role in The Force Awakens, which she filmed back in 2014:

    THR, in their naïvete, tried to pry out some information about her possible role in Episode IX, to which she replied:

    Translation: she'll probably be back, but she's not at liberty to say so right now.



    Casting information for The Last Jedi arrived at one of the premieres for The Force Awakens, in which it was confirmed that everyone in the top billing would make a return. (Granted, there were the then-unspoken omissions of Harrison Ford and Max Von Sydow, as both of their characters died.) The day that filming began, it was revealed that Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio Del Toro would be introduced to the Galaxy Far, Far Away. So far, we've had no such luck - there's only been the confirmation that Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, and (according to his own words) Mark Hamill are going to show up in Episode IX, with no official casting announcement in place. Odds are we won't get one until after Solo releases, but you never know with Lucasfilm.





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    Her cameo in the Last Jedi did seem a little shoe horned in, I mean you could of just had Poe go know this code breaker you can find him here.......

    So i hope if they bring her back its becuase the plots needs her.
     
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    It actually annoys me how Ryan Johnson underused Lupita... To have inherited an incredibly interesting character that epitomizes wisdom and experience (you could almost tell she was inspired by a real person before hearing it in the DVD special) played by such a talented performer and then decide to cast it away in favour of a couple of underdeveloped simpletons is almost a crime...

    Lupita, come back!
     
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    I hope so. without her we only have two females in Rey and Rose. maz needs to come back.
     
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    i wouldn't worry too much about that, this new trilogy has been pretty good about the diversity of its casting, i'm sure more female characters will be added to the cast whether Maz is back or not
     
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    Kaydel Ko Connix disagrees. ;)
     
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    She and Poe must have some downlow stuff going on.

    It was sure easy of him to lure her to his side, without hearing Finn and Rose discuss their plan.
     
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    PS. I don't find that too hard to believe at all. If Oscar Isaac was tasked with playing a romantic interest of a toaster he would knock it out of the park. He has this much charm.
     
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    I didn’t realise that was her name (character name) that’s quite the mouth full
     
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    I hope she comes back & reveals what she got up to during TLJ.
     
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    She was pretty functionless in TLJ. Except for the child next to me on my third viewing who went: 'cooooooooool!', and I was like: "union dispute"?
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