By Natasha

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Lupita Nyong’o is finally revealing her Star Wars role. And giving us a sneak peek at her high tech filming. Check it inside, plus Will Smith and the Suicide Squad get laced up in costume in first flicks for the film…

Lupita Nyong’o is gearing up to take over the film word again. After being cast in the soon-to-be legendary Star Wars VII film a year ago, details are now starting to emerge. She will be playing the role of Maz Kanata. According to Star Wars Wookieepedia:

Maz Kanata was a female pirate. Around thirty years after the Battle of Endor, she owned a castle which played host to travelers, smugglers and other riff raff.

She’s featured in Vanity Fair on the high tech set of the film (above) where her facial features are being reproduced for all the on screen effects.

A small galaxy’s worth of tracking dots affixed to Lupita Nyong’o’s face allowed artists at Industrial Light & Magic to transform her into the C.G.I. character Maz Kanata.

The Oscar winner revealed:

The issue of VF is on newsstands now. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015.

In other big movie news:

The upcoming Suicide Squad film is on the way! The popular DC Comic is getting the Hollywood treatment and here’s the synopsis:

A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprised of super villains, the “Suicide Squad”. They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences.

Will Smith shaved his head to play the role of Deadshot. And here he is in full costume:

Serious. Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.


1. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Baltimore, Maryland today for meetings with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, law enforcement officials, members of Congress, faith and community leaders, and others.

Photos: Vanity Fair/David Ayers’ Twitter

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  1. I look forward to seeing Nyong’o in this role, I think she’s a perfect fit for it. I also can’t wait to see the Suicide Squad; I’m glad that Smith is a part of the stellar cast!

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