According to Wookieepedia, the mobile game Star Wars: Commander refers to Chewbacca as Maz Kanata's boyfriend.

Also, in the (canon) novel Star Wars: Force Collector, Maz Kanata says this about Chewie:

"[...] a very handsome Wookiee who would never cheat me in such a fashion, nor would he allow it to occur if he'd been aware of it. We're very fond of one another, and he would not treat me so badly. Don't let anyone tell you different."

Star Wars: Force Collector

Yet in The Star Wars Holiday Special, we meet Chewie's wife Malla (and his son Lumpy).

Both the game and the special are set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. So what's the deal with Maz Kanata and Chewbacca? When and how did they meet, and what is their relationship? Especially given that in the films, they show no such signs of affection as common between lovers.

  • Maz certainly shows signs of affection to Chewie in the films, whether it's really returned or not is unclear.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jan 7, 2020 at 13:23
  • it's my understanding that the holiday special is canon, but I think that everyone (including Disney) likes to pretend it isn't. Hence they don't mind the contradiction. Jan 7, 2020 at 15:48
  • It seems to me the likeliest explanation is that either the mobile game creators didn't recognize Maz was joking, or the the Wookiepedia editor failed to realize the game was also joking. Jan 7, 2020 at 18:08
  • Yeah, Speaking of George Lucas himself doesn't even like to acknowledge its existence. the only good thing we go out of that was the Boba Fett short.
    – EwokSniper
    Jan 9, 2020 at 22:26
  • Are you implying that Chewie slept with Maz only to get a medal?
    – Taladris
    Jan 14, 2020 at 0:42

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According to the Force Awakens script, Maz refers to Chewie as her boyfriend:

MAZ: Where's my boyfriend?

HAN: Chewie's working on the Falcon.

MAZ: I like that Wookiee.

Whether that was true or only a joke, remains unclear as Maz has very little screen time in later films.

  • 4
    I understood that as a dis on Han; "Oh, it's you. Where's someone I actually like?"
    – DavidW
    Jan 7, 2020 at 15:10
  • It could be, that's why I mentioned it might be a joke ;-)
    – Hans Olo
    Jan 7, 2020 at 15:20
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    Well, this doesn't add on a lot. What we need is an answer that tells us whether or not she was serious. Jan 7, 2020 at 18:01

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