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A new rumor has popped up that we may be meeting up with Maz Kanata in the stand-alone Han Solo movie.
The Steele Wars podcast spoke with a Funko rep recently who may have let some info slip. While talking about the upcoming Han Solo film he said they were excited about the new Pop! figures because of cast members like Emilia Clarke, Lupita Nyong’o, Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover.
Here’s the problem with that: Lupita Nyong’o hasn’t been announced as a cast member.
Lupita Nyong’o played Maz Kanata in Star Wars The Force Awakens, and it was clearly established that she had a past with Han and Chewie. While there is no need to see every moment in Han’s life in this film, that seems like an easy character to drop in since she runs a waypoint for smugglers. You could even easily set the famous Sabaac card game in her castle where Han wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando. This I could get behind and not even call it gratuitous since her only time in the films established gambling goes on in her bar.
Do note, Nyong’o is scheduled to appear in Star Wars The Last Jedi, so it’s possible the Funko rep confused films. I guess we’ll find out when the Han Solo film hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
Source: Steele Wars .