TV, Film, and Entertainment News Daily

Maz Kanata Faced Stormtroopers in One ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Deleted Scene


With a runtime of 2 hours and 16 minutes, some scenes were bound to be cut from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” In an interview with Collider, SFX Supervisor Chris Corbould described one of his favorite deleted scenes, which featured Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) in action.

“There was a particular part of a scene that never made it, where they go underneath the castle and they’re going into the underground passageways, and stormtroopers are coming down the stairs and Maz uses her powers to collapse the ceiling,” Corbould revealed.

“From my point of view, [that] worked absolutely brilliantly because you had all the main actors running up and then Maz does her bit and then the whole ceiling collapses in front of them, but that never made it,” he added. “That was a shot I was quite proud of, actually, it worked really, really well.”

While describing the scene, Corbould mentioned Maz’s “powers” — something never seen in the film, but definitely worth keeping an eye on for the upcoming sequels.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” stars franchise veterans Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. The film is now playing in theaters.


  • Lccf

    So, she claims not to be a Jedi, but she IS Force-sensitive ? Interesting … a “non-aligned” Force user is something new in the movies …

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    So she is force sensative. If she has lived for as long as she has, it is strange the Jedi never made her join up.

    Then again, maybe she was a jedi. We know 20 Jedi willingly left the order. Maybe she was one of them.

  • Barry V. Evans

    Well, she’s been running the bar/palace on Takodana for 1,000 years, so here’s a thought: Maybe she’s a reformed Sith who left the order before the Sith were wiped out and the Rule of Two established.

  • ratchet426

    I would have traded that scene for that whole ridiculous “scary one-eyed octopus monster” sequence. What a waste of film time for something that was not only stupid but didn’t further the narrative AT ALL.