Captain Cassian Andor of Rebel Intelligence really wants to touch the vile intergalactic gangster, Jabba the Hutt, so much so that he’s said it out loud, multiple times. Now, fans of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are, almost unwillingly, shipping Cassian/Jabba.
Quick refresher: “shipping” is a fandom term which means fans imagine two characters in a romantic/sexual relationship even if such a relationship is not explicitly depicted in the canon the two characters inhabit. The most famous “ship” of all time was Kirk/Spock from Star Trek. But now that actor Diego Luna — Cassian in Rogue One — has repeatedly said he wants to “touch” Jabba the Hutt, once even commenting, “I want to touch Jabba. I know it sounds gross, but it might be delicious.”
A fan on Twitter called @tolkienianjedi created a super-cut video of Diego Luna saying over and over again in interviews that he wants to touch, kiss, and generally be with Jabba the Hutt. At one point, Luna says he has been “dreaming” of Jabba. The “texture of Jabba is something I need to discover.” Watch for yourself below:
Will fans think less of Cassian’s in Rogue One now that we know he’s into Hutts? Not really. Seems like everyone is embracing it. Navi on Tumblr has already posted a tribute video, complete with Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” Watch below.
What do we make of all this? Well, we know Captain Cassian Andor had shady morals from his very first scene in Rogue One. Plus he mentioned at one point he’d done all sorts of things for the Rebellion that he wasn’t proud of. Maybe sleeping with Jabba — for business or pleasure — was one of those things.
Or maybe, it’s the greatest love story Star Wars never told.