MAZ KANATA In New STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Backstage Still

Still from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Credit: Lucasfilm

Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has shared a new backstage photo from the set of the 2017 sequel. The new image features what appears to be a motion-capture sequence with the Maz Kanata character.

Credit: Rian Johnson

It's unclear if Lupita Nyong'o, who voiced and did motion-capture for the character, is one of the people in the background of the photo. 

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

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