Star Wars has already had its fair share of romances that have ranged from the sublime (Han and Leia) to the despicable (Anakin and Padme) all the way through to the incestuous (Luke and Leia). However, there's one on the horizon that could top the lot, because Lupita Nyong'o has admitted that she is pining for her character Maz Kanata to start a relationship with the one and only Chewbacca.
Lupita Nyong'o made this admission while to speaking to Yahoo Movies, insisting that she'd absolutely love it if either Star Wars: Episode VII or Star Wars: Episode IX or both spent a little time exploring Maz Kanata and Chewbacca's past. The Academy Award winner, who picked up her statuette for her stunning performance in 12 Years A Slave, remarked when asked about the potential plot:
That is a brilliant question. As the representation for Maz, I would say, I certainly hope so ... I think that is in Maz's hopes and dreams, yeah.
The possible romance between Maz Kanata and Chewbacca isn't all that surprising, though. That's because in Star War: The Force Awakens, when Han, Finn, Rey, and BB-8 arrive to speak to Maz, she asks Mr Solo where her "boyfriend" Chewbacca is. For those of you that can't remember, Chewbacca was making repairs on the Millennium Falcon at the time, so he wasn't able to come and see her.
However, just that one little line was enough to send Star Wars fans into overdrive as they then started to speculate about the possible relationship between the duo. Not only did fan art of the pair instantly appear online, but fan theories and fan fiction about their past also started to do the rounds. In fact, one rather dedicated fan even went on to create a video depicting their first kiss.
The weirdest suggestion to have appeared online was that Chewbacca and Maz Kanata's relationship and subsequent children produced the first Ewoks. Something that's just rather disturbing to even think about. Of course we don't have that long to wait and see if Rian Johnson or Colin Trevorrow decide to use some of these suggestions. The Johnson-directed Star Wars: Episode VIII is due out on December 15, 2017, while Trevorrow's Star Wars: Episode IX will follow on May 24, 2019.
OK, I'll admit that both of those dates sound excruciatingly far away, but that should give us enough time to get used to the idea of Maz Kanata and Chewbacca holding hands and being intimate together.