Star Wars fans are eager to see more adventures in a galaxy far, far away! Even though The Mandalorian is done with new episodes for a while, we do have other projects to look forward to. The production for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series will begin later in 2020. The eagerly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series may see some familiar faces return from the prequel films. A new rumor is that Jar Jar Binks will be making an appearance in Kenobi’s series.
Why would Jar Jar Binks return though? If you think about it, he’s one of the few prequel characters whose fate we didn’t see after Revenge of the Sith. Jar Jar was a member of the Republic’s Galactic Senate up until Palpatine declared a new government. Unfortunately, Jar Jar and other political members were tricked into giving emergency powers to Shiv Palpatine. This is what enabled Palpatine to declare himself Emperor and destroy the Republic. With the Imperials now imposing a harsh rule the galaxy, Jar Jar would no longer have any friends on Coruscant.
The rumor of Jar Jar’s return is coming from Jason Ward, Editor-in-Chief of Making Star Wars. He believes Jar Jar Binks will be in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series based on his sources. These sources indicate pre-CGI work is place for an older, bearded Jar Jar Binks who’s searching for Kenobi on Tatooine. It would be interesting to see a more somber Jar Jar who witnessed the downfall of his friends in the Republic. But for now, it’s only a rumor since production hasn’t started yet.
Would you be open to seeing an older Jar Jar Binks return to Star Wars?