Poor Jar Jar Binks. Pilloried from the outset, his ludicrous loping gait came to embody all that was wrong with George Lucas’s prequel ‘Star Wars’ movies. And then in ‘Revenge of the Sith’, after he’d rather incredulously been made a senate representative, some bungled politics saw him directly responsible for weakening the Republic and creating the Empire. So where is he now? Well, a new book in the ‘Star Wars’ canon – ‘Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End’, by Chuck Wendig, set between ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens’ – details his ignominy. ...
Issa bad news from Naboo… Ahmed Best, the actor who played Jar Jar Binks will never return to the ‘Star Wars’ movies, even if he was asked, adding 'I’ve done my damage’. Binks, perhaps the most reviled character in all of 'Star Wars’ history, was the Gungan soldier know initially for his cack-handed clumsiness, and then, appropriately, his latter career as a politician in George Lucas’s prequel movies. Asked if he could be lured back, he admitted that his contribution to the 'Star Wars’ canon would perhaps not be missed.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ left audiences with a number of questions, some unintentional, some left to keep people invested in and excited about 2017’s ‘Episode 8’. Palpatine explains to Anakin Skywalker in ‘Revenge of the Sith’ that Plagueis could cheat death and create life.
Sad news for Star Wars prequel fans, whoever you are… Jar Jar Binks is definitely not going to be in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The lack of the divisive Gungan from 1999’s 'The Phantom Menace’ has been officially confirmed by Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy. “Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie,” she proclaimed during a new conference over the weekend.
It was only a matter of time before we saw someone place the dubious character that is Jar Jar Binks into the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer, dubbed ‘The Binks Awakens’. Star Wars’ fans should probably brace themselves for what could arguably be the worst day of their lives if they still can’t let the haunting memory of ‘The Phantom Menace’ and all that came afterwards (including Jar Jar) go. Amusingly, Jar Jar’s been placed into various scenes and roles of the existing ‘The Force Awakens’ characters, such as as Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron.
Jar Jar Binks - the most hated ‘Star Wars’ character - was almost even MORE annoying… because he could have been played by Michael Jackson. The King of Pop, who passed away in June 2009 aged 50, was apparently considered for the role of Jar Jar in 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace’ by George Lucas. Ahmed Best, the unfortunate actor who actually nabbed the role, told Vice: “That’s what George told me. "Me, Natalie Portman, and George’s kids - we were at Wembley Arena at Michael Jackson’s concert.