Do we really need Jar Jar Binks to return into the Star Wars fold? Apparently, the answer is yes, because there are now rumours circling the Internet that the Star Wars prequel character could be making a return in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series on Disney Plus.
Now, Jar Jar is a bit of a difficult character. When the films first came out, I was quite young, so I never realised the issue with him. I just thought he was a bit annoying.
However, upon rewatching the Star Wars prequels, I’ve come to realise how problematic the character is, and that’s not down to the actor who played the role, Ahmed Best.
Of course not. He had nothing to do with the writing of the character or the direction. That was all on George Lucas, and there were definitely some choices taken with Jar Jar’s character which are questionable, to say the least.
Anyway, it’s now being reported by Making Star Wars that Jar Jar could make a return in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus, which will see Ewan McGregor get to come back to play the Jedi Master.
Is Jar Jar Binks going to return in Disney Plus’ Kenobi?
It seems as though he might be joined by Ahmed Best as Jar Jar, but I’m going to be honest, I’m not entirely sure he’d want to play the role again given how many death threats he received after the prequels came out.
Here’s what Making Star Wars’ Jason Ward wrote about Jar Jar’s possible return in Kenobi:
I’m told “Ben” Kenobi crosses paths with his old friend from Naboo, Jar Jar Binks. Early work has been conducted for the CGI Gungan’s return to Star Wars. Jar Jar has a beard to reflect where he’s been and what his life has been like since they were all deceived by a great lie that ushered in the first Galactic Empire. Kenobi will not be the only bearded character this time.
That sounds rather interesting to me in reality and I would like to see Best and the rest of the Star Wars team get another crack as Jar Jar.
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