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JJ Abrams joked he was going to kill off Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

May 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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OK, it’s fair to say that no-one is really a big fan of the prequel trilogy’s Jar Jar Binks. But do we want to see him dead? I’ll not answer that, i’ll just let you read how JJ Abrams apparently does.

In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens joked that he almost put a dead Jar Jar in as an easter egg for the fans:

While watching a sequence with spaceships flying low over a desert planet, JJ asks to pause the scene, and with a light pen draws a little squiggle: “I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks’s bones in the desert there,” he adds, to laughter.

He continues: “I’m serious! Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.”

So we almost got what many have wanted ever since Episode I in 1999… at least it once again shows that Abrams knows what the fans want

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.

Starring Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Christina Chong and Miltos Yerolemou, the J.J. Abrams-directed film will debut in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Source: Flicksided

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….