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Published On: Mon, Dec 7th, 2015

New ‘Force Awakens’ footage in ads, Maz and creatures revealed with more action

Less than two weeks from fans will finally get the first new Star Wars film with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. New footage arrived in a new promo titled “Destiny” and a new international trailer, check them out below.

On Disney XD (footage via CBM) fans see a new creature (the Big Boskk man and alien Jester), Finn (John Boyega) and Rey (Daisy Ridley) in action (and apparently the controls of the Millennium Falcon) as well as a great of Carrie Fisher’s Leia. In fact, the shot cuts to Rey, connecting the pair, and fueling more speculation that Rey is actually Leia and Han’s daughter.

Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars the Force AwakensCheck out the photo of the Boskk man and alien character below.

Oscar Isaac (Poe) narrates a very brief intro to an international TV spot offers the most new footage, including a clip of a Sullustan X-Wing pilot (played by the same actor who played Nien Nunb, Sullustan co-pilot to Lando Calrissian in Return of the Jedi), and a longer look at Finn in the gunner’s seat aboard the Millennium Falcon during the dogfight on Jakku.

Lupita Nyong’o’s character Maz is around the 15 second mark of the promo clip (just to the left of Finn) and fuels more conversation around the secretive character. In fact, the actress says she showed up on the set of The Force Awakens and many of her co-stars did not know what role she was playing.

“I was in scenes in which some of the characters I was working with did not know who I was,” Nyong’o, who it is now known plays pirate Maz Kanata, told Reuters. “That’s how secretive it was.”

Nyong’o clammed up when asked why her character appeared smaller than diminutive droid R2-D2 in film posters. “I can’t say anything about my size,” she said with a laugh, but perhaps added a clue: “You know, posters are not really up to scale.”

The Verge notes that “Exactly why Abrams has waited to show Kanata is unclear, but the decision has fueled rumors that Nyong’o’s part in the movie was being pared down due to troubles with the CGI performance capture. Abrams recently swatted those claims, though, saying that “the only [rumor] more ridiculous than Jar Jar Binks being a Sith Lord is that I cut Lupita Nyong’o’s performance because it wasn’t satisfactory.” He went on to admit that it took “many approaches” to get the character right, but was clear on the claim that her role has not been diminished. “In truth, her performance wasn’t satisfactory. It was spectacular,” he told Page Six.”

Lupita Nyong O and John Boyega as Maz and Finn Star Wars the Force Awakens

Boskk Man and alien jester maz-kanata-pub-1

Star Wars Force Awakens cast of creature photos

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