Supreme Leader Snoke and Maz Kanata Pictures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Updated)

The first official pictures of Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) and Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have finally been released by Lucasfilm and Disney. It’s amazing we’ve waited this long for a small screen look at the film’s two key all-CGI characters considering it’s in the process of passing $700 million at the domestic box office.

Nyong’o’s Maz character took some heat after The Force Awakens opened for either being a Yoda ripoff or unnecessarily CGI depending on who you talked to. The high-res image of Maz below, courtesy of EW, helps to reinforce the idea that she would have been a challenging character to pull off with traditional makeup or puppetry without some serious design changes.

Supreme Leader Snoke is a character shrouded in mystery. There’s a lot of Internet speculation that the man pulling Kylo Ren’s strings is Darth Plagueis the Wise, an ancient Sith Lord etched into the cinematic canon when told through a story to Anakin Skywalker by Chancellor Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith.

Update: the official Star Wars Twitter account has added an additional look at Maz and Snoke:

Snoke’s physical appearance as a disfigured humanoid took many by surprise, as did his size with a head whose height is the same as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). EW’s suggests that Snoke is an all-new character and not Darth Plagueis, and all we can do until Star Wars: Episode VIII rolls around is continue to stare at him in holographic form and speculate.

Maz Kanata High-Res Picture

Supreme Leader Snoke Picture High-Res

Supreme Leader Snoke Picture High-Res

Supreme Leader Snoke Pictures

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