JJ Abrams Wants to Kill Off Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars 7
Is there any way to get on an old school Star Wars fan's good side quicker than teasing the death of controversial character Jar Jar Binks? J.J. Abrams wants to hide the much-hated Gugan's bones in the Jakku desert as a Star Wars: The Force Awakens Easter egg. But it sounds like he hasn't quite made up his mind. The director revealed his plans from the edit bay as the anticipated sequel continues to come together, stating:
"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."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has original fans excited for Star Wars once again, after the prequel trilogy did a lot to curb their enthusiasm. While younger audiences certainly enjoyed the last three films, older fans had quite a bit to complain about. And one of the biggest targets for many years has been Jar Jar Binks, who was first introduced in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. He was so criticized upon his debut that director George Lucas cut Jar Jar's story down to almost nothing, with his cameos in the next two films quite fleeting. Though he still played an important part in the overall plot line.
A lot of fans have wanted to see Jar Jar Binks taken out. But LucasFilm probably won't allow that to happen on the big screen. The character, after all these years, has grown a strong cult following and has returned in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There is no indication that he will pop up in Star Wars Rebels, but it certainly hasn't been ruled out, either. Heck, he might even show up in one of the Star Wars Anthology spinoffs. As of now, Jar Jar Bink's fate still hangs in the balance. Do you want to see Jar Jar Binks officially killed off? Or should he get a pardon? You can read more of J.J. Abrams's interview when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens themed Vanity Fair issue hits digitally on May 7 and is on newsstands everywhere May 12.