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Jar Jar Binks set to return for Kenobi series… with a beard?!

January 21st, 2020 by Marc Comments

Who out there wants to see more Jar Jar Binks?

Well, providing the rumours that the Obi-Wan series is in trouble are just that, then we may be meeting the much-maligned prequels (but somewhat redeemed in Clone Wars) character in the new Disney+ show.

A new rumour about the Debrah Chow directed Star Wars series has it that Jar Jar will cross paths with Obi-Wan again in the tale as a CGI creation once more but this time he will have a… beard.

No, really.

Now we know in the Expanded Universe pre-Disney that Binks had fallen on hard times on his home planet of Naboo and had become a very tragic character, so perhaps the beard reflects this idea?

There’s no word who will play Binks in the series, although the safe money would have to be on Ahmed Best returning to the role. Best played Binks on the prequels (and later in the Clone Wars) but had problesm coming to terms with a lot of the horrid crap he had to put up with from the ‘fans’, however, the actor is joining Disney+ for their Star Wars game show Jedi Temple Challenge (here), so he’s clearly back in the fold in some capacity.

Honestly, this is the series I’m most excited for and having Binks return wouldn’t seem like that much of a stretch to me.

What say you all? Would you like to see Jar Jar return? I wanna hear those thoughts, people…

Source: Making Star Wars

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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….