Force Awakens Snoke, Maz Kanata Photos

Serving as what looks to be the Yoda and Palpatine of the new trilogy, the characters of benevolent space-pirate Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) and The First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) were kept under wraps in the lead up to the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with only Maz’s visage popping up on the poster.

With the film now having been open for a few weeks, EW has released the first official stills of these mysterious characters which were notable CG creations in an otherwise fairly practical film. However, both boast designs which simply couldn’t be achieved through prosthetics – accounting for the motion-capture work done by the actors.