Did a key Star Wars: The Force Awakens character make a secret cameo in The Phantom Menace?

One eagle-eyed fan has spotted something incredible


The Phantom Menace gets a lot of abuse from Star Wars fans, but is it possible it featured a secret appearance from a character who we wouldn’t meet properly until The Force Awakens?


When Reddit user Baldrick1986 was watching Episode 1 recently, he spotted something amazing.

Do you see it? No? 

Let’s take a closer look.

Look familiar?

It’s Maz Kanata, the Delphic alien and Resistance supporter played by Lupita Nyong’o! Maz is over 1,000 years old, and it seems her history with the Skywalkers goes back a long, long way.


Or it’s just a coincidence. Regardless, it’s a pretty amazing spot.