J.J. Abrams Is Thinking About Killing Off Jar Jar Binks in the New Star Wars
"Only three people will notice, but they'll love it," Abrams said
Probably the most maligned aspect of the Star Wars prequels (after Jake Lloyd’s performance, midi-chlorians, Watto and endless discussions about trade blockades or whatever) was a little character named Jar Jar Binks.
Ostensibly there for the kids, Binks’s grating slapstick bits and pidgin speak – which critics have called racist – made him an instant target of derision for fans. That apparently includes J.J. Abrams, the director of the forthcoming installments of the saga.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Abrams admitted that he’s considering killing off Binks at some point, possibly through some kind of easily overlooked Easter egg. Pointing to a frame of the film, he told the magazine, “I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks’s bones in the desert there. I’m serious! Only three people will notice, but they’ll love it.”
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We’re not necessarily taking a stance either way, but we’d just like to say that it feels really good to give into the Dark Side, J.J.