Of the major names playing roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens the one name that has remained a mystery is that of Max Von Sydow’s character. For months there have been a lot of crazy rumors about who he is playing, ranging from Boba Fett, a character named Montross, a Clone Wars veteran, or even someone from one of the new books. Now it looks like he’s an all-new character we haven’t seen before.
This isn’t a major spoiler as his character appears in the very beginning moments of the movie following the opening crawl…
MakingStarWars.net has heard information that finally sheds light on this long-running Episode VII mystery:
â€œThe rumor going around is that Max von Sydow plays a character named Lor San Tekka, a man in possession of information vital to the quest of finding the elusiveÂ Luke Skywalker. As an elder of a village on Jakku, Lor San Tekka is sought out by the heroic pilot Poe Dameron to find the missing Jedi’s whereabouts.â€
So there you have it. It looks like Max Von Sydow is playing a new character named Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.