STAR WARS Actor Ahmed Best Denies Rumors He Will Return As Jar Jar Binks In Disney+'s OBI-WAN KENOBI

STAR WARS Actor Ahmed Best Denies Rumors He Will Return As Jar Jar Binks In Disney+'s OBI-WAN KENOBI

Some time ago, we heard about plans for a bearded Jar Jar Binks to appear in Disney+'s planned Obi-Wan Kenobi series, but The Phantom Menace star Ahmed Best claims that he's yet to be contacted...

There have been rumblings for a while now about Jar Jar Binks being brought back in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, and while he was never exactly a fan-favourite, many fans would still love to know what became of the Gungan. After all, he did inadvertently help Emperor Palpatine rise to power! 

Actor Ahmed Best has struggled with the hate both he and the character received following the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999, but he recently spoke to Jamie Stangroom about some of his experiences in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. 

Admitting that he would be open to returning as a "tragic Jar Jar" dealing with his guilt over the Empire's rise, he added that he would want the story to be right, but has yet to hear from Lucasfilm about reprising the role.

"Not as far as I know, no. I haven't been asked," he admitted. "I just don't know, to be completely honest I think Jar Jar is something Lucasfilm are trying to move away from, I'm not going to hold my breath for a Jar Jar cameo in Obi-Wan but you know, who knows..."

Regardless of what the hardcore Star Wars fans think about Jar Jar Binks, it would be legitimately interesting to catch up with him several years later, especially as the Disney-owned Lucasfilm hasn't really explored the events of the prequels in as much depth as some would like. They may not have been great, but there is a lot to mine there, which is why The Clone Wars is still so popular! 

Let us know if you'd like to see Jar Jar's return in the comments. 

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BTS photos from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!


The Rise of Skywalker's final act was pretty murky from a visual standpoint, so we never really got a proper look at Emperor Palpatine. Well, thanks to this behind the scenes photo, we finally get to see the black and red robe the villain donned. 

Honestly, it's a real shame he never saw action because watching him take on Rey and Ben Solo in a lightsaber battle definitely would have served as a far more epic finale in this film. 


The new trilogy made good use of flashbacks to fill in some gaps, and this awesome (albeit brief) sequence showed Luke training Leia with a lightsaber. 

She ultimately managed to get the best of her brother, but Luke revealed to Rey that she only gave up her training because she had a vision that her becoming a Jedi would result in her son's death...the son who died, anyway! 

In the final few minutes of The Rise of Skywalker, Rey revealed her brand new yellow bladed lightsaber. Created from the remnants of her staff, it made for a cool visual.

We don't know where that Kyber crystal came from, so that's a story that could be told somewhere down the line, but the novelisation revealed that Rey was considering turning her new lightsaber into a double-bladed one. 

While Rey and Ben Solo were battling Emperor Palpatine, Finn and the Rest of the Resistance were taking the fight to the Final Order atop one of the villain's new Star Destroyers. 

This set photo shows just how much of that was built for real, and it definitely makes for an impressive sight. It also proves that J.J. Abrams still wanted to do as much as he could in The Rise of Skywalker with practical effects and sets. 

Ian McDiarmid may be quite a bit older now than when he first played Emperor Palpatine, but a lot of make-up effects were still needed to transform him into the iconic villain.

According to the novelisation of the film, this version of Palpatine was indeed a clone inhabited by the spirit of the Emperor who was thrown into the heart of the Death Star II by Darth Vader. 

We're betting you would have never guessed this massive creature was brought to life with practical effects, right? That's definitely impressive, but this scene wasn't really that great.

It was shoehorned into the movie to show that Rey had the ability to use the Force to heal others, something which we'd later see her do in order to save Kylo Ren. In the fact act, the redeemed Ben Solo did the same thing to bring her back from the dead.

Fans were hoping that Luke Skywalker would have a larger role in the proceedings than he actually did, but his return as a Force Ghost at least went some way towards redeeming him in the eyes of fans. 

Sure, it didn't really make sense that his attitude had completely changed since the events of The Last Jedi, but at least we got to see more of Mark Hamill back as the beloved Jedi Knight. 

Emperor Palpatine's throne was definitely impressive, but his return to this Galaxy Far, Far Away has divided fans on the franchise (mostly because of the way it was handled).

Recent reveals from the aforementioned novelisation haven't helped, especially as we've since learned that Rey's father was actually just a failed, powerless clone, thereby making Palpatine her father and grandfather. 

Seeing how Kylo Ren's entire TIE Fighter was built for this scene (and then set on fire) is impressive, and it can't have been an easy practical effect to pull off, especially with the actors so close.

Of course, a highlight of this sequence was seeing the Porgs return. Sadly, we still don't know what became of the one that decided to call the Millennium Falcon its new home! 

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, Rey arrived on Tatooine to bury the lightsabers that once belonged to Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. While she used the Force to push them deep underground, will they one day return?

That would certainly make for an interesting story, but now there are no Skywalkers left in the Galaxy, perhaps it will be a Palpatine who ends up retrieving them? 
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