Is a "brand new" character from The Force Awakens secretly in Phantom Menace?

What do The Phantom Menace and The Force Awakens have in common? Other than the Force. And desert planets. And Skywalkers. And ...

All right, all right, all right -- they have some things in common. We get it, voice in my head. However, there is something else they have in common that one intrepid Star Wars fan noticed, and it's about to blow your MIND.

Okay, it's not going to blow your mind, but it's NEAT, okay? Check out this image from The Phantom Menace and see if you notice what's interesting about it:


Do you see? No? Okay, look at R2-D2, then look at the statue to the left. Dude.



That's my girl, Maz Kanata, right there! I mean ... maybe? She's supposed to be over 1,000 years old, right? And she's got some mysterious past involving Luke's lightsaber, right? So who's to say Anakin didn't know her, too? Not me, because that is definitely a Maz statue right there.


(via Radio Times)

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