Maz Kanata had only the briefest cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but the scene was an important one, which also gave us a bit of possible insight into the personal life of the character. When Maz sends Finn and Rose off to Canto Bight in search of the "Master Codebreaker" one gets the impression that her relationship with the man was more than professional. Now, the other half of that equation, Justin Theroux, who played the codebreaker, has confirmed that, yes, he and Maz Kanata apparently had some sort of relationship. According to Theroux...
It's not entirely clear just how "canon" this relationship is, as opposed to Justin Theroux just having some fun with Yahoo, but until somebody with greater authority comes out to contradict this statement, I'm just going to assume that it's accurate.
The Master Codebreaker is an odd character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as he's only ever seen on screen for a brief moment as Finn, Rose, and BB-8 get carted off to jail. He's the goal, and not only does he not actually impact the plot in any meaningful way, he's never aware that anything was ever going on that could have changed that. Still, fans of Justin Theroux got to recognize him in his brief cameo, and he got to appear in a Star Wars movie, which seems to be every actor's goal these days.
Of course, now that we know that something did happen between these two, there must be more. Where's the tie-in comic book about the ill-fated romance between Maz and "MC" (because giving him an actual name would be no fun)? There's got to be a story worth telling there. Whatever happened certainly had an impact on Maz Kanata, she can't even talk about him without getting all dreamy, even in the middle of a firefight. Does he feel the same way? If he does, then why did the two ever split? Clearly, there's a story to be told here. There must be answers. I must know.
Of course, this also has to make you wonder. The Master Codebreaker isn't the only person that Maz Kanata has shown affection for in these movies. She's previously referred to Chewbacca has her "boyfriend." If Maz so fondly remembers all her exes, then perhaps there was something going on between her and Wookie as well. We've known that all the new Star Wars material could mean entering into new genres, so why not a Star Wars romantic drama. Somebody talk to Disney's streaming service, I think The Maz Kanata Diaries could work really well as a series.
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