The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Might Add This Controversial ‘Star Wars’ Character

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ewan McGregor on the red carpet at the premiere of

Even although the newest Star Wars film has come and gone, there’s nonetheless numerous nice content material coming followers’ approach. It doesn’t look like new movies are across the nook, however two new collection are within the works. Now, new rumors surrounding the Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi collection are saying that Jar Jar Binks is coming again, too.

There isn’t a ton that we all know in regards to the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, aside from Ewan McGregor is returning and it’s reportedly filming this summer time. But this acquainted face may make sense to incorporate. 

Ewan McGregor on the red carpet at the premiere of 'Doctor Sleep.'
Ewan McGregor on the premiere of ‘Doctor Sleep’ | Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage

Jar Jar Binks is rumored to look on the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection

According to the positioning Making Star Wars, Jar Jar will make an look on the present, as Kenobi “crosses paths” with the Gungan from Naboo. Jason Ward, the editor-in-chief of Making Star Wars, even says that CGI exams are already being finished to offer Jar Jar Binks a beard. Yep! Jar Jar will sport some new facial hair along with making his return because the movie Revenge of the Sith. It’s not clear but if Ahmed Best will reprise the position.

Ward states that it’s, after all, a rumor, however he’s additionally fairly certain it’ll be confirmed sooner or later. Apparently, Kenobi and Jar Jar “talk about the past” in some unspecified time in the future. There are additionally rumors about eight-year-old variations of Luke and Leia being solid and possibly even Ahsoka Tano popping in. There are clearly a lot of routes this present may take, however these rumors are hinting at a couple of acquainted faces making cameos. 

Ahmed Best (Jar-Jar Binks) and Ewan McGregor share a laugh at the premiere of 'Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones' May 12, 2002.Ahmed Best (Jar-Jar Binks) and Ewan McGregor share a laugh at the premiere of 'Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones' May 12, 2002.
Ahmed Best (Jar-Jar Binks) and Ewan McGregor on the premiere of ‘Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones’ May 12, 2002 | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

What occurred to Jar Jar after ‘Revenge of the Sith’?

Jar Jar Binks is controversial, solely as a result of some followers made him so. He’s been often known as one of many least-liked Star Wars characters within the franchise. Regardless, he performs an necessary position within the prequels. Jar Jar was launched in Episode I — The Phantom Menace as a bumbling, clumsy Gungan. He follows Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan round for lots of the film as a result of he believes he owes Qui-Gon a debt for saving his life.

He goes on to assist Senator Padmé Amidala within the Republic Senate on Coruscant and have become a consultant himself. This is the place his story took a flip. He stood in for Padmé after she had to enter hiding again on Naboo in Attack of the Clones. Being the harmless man he was, he was manipulated into giving Chancellor Palpatine emergency powers to determine a military for the Republic, which is the place the Clone troopers got here in. 

While this was good within the short-term, it was the alternative of what Padmé was preventing for within the Senate along with her management. And it in the end gave Palpatine the muscle he wanted within the struggle, after which within the Empire after the struggle ended. Because of this, and Jar Jar’s “hand” in aiding the Empire, he was solid out after Revenge of the Sith. About a 12 months after Return of the Jedi, Jar Jar continues to be alive, but in addition nonetheless an outcast and performing within the streets of Naboo’s capital. 

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The ‘Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi’ collection goes to indicate the legendary Jedi at a tricky level

Again, outdoors of rumors surrounding the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection, we do know his mindset at this time limit. In an interview with Men’s Journal, McGregor mentioned, “It might be attention-grabbing to take a personality we all know in a approach and present him—Well, his arc might be fairly attention-grabbing, I feel, coping with the truth that all of the Jedi had been slaughtered with the tip of Episode III. It’s fairly one thing to recover from.”

In addition to his unhappy outlook at this level, McGregor is excited to play Kenobi at a degree that’s nearer to the character Alec Guinness performed within the authentic trilogy.  “I want to get closer and closer to how Obi-Wan felt while Alec Guinness was playing him,” he advised Men’s Journal. “I feel like I’m grayer and nearer him in age, so it’ll be easier to do that.”

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