For awhile now, there has been a Star Wars fan theory sweeping across the internet that claims Jar Jar Binks is actually a Sith Lord. First introduced in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, the man behind this much-loathed creature agrees with this assessment about Darth Jar Jar. And if you've been wondering what an evil Jar Jar sounds like, Ahmed Best is displaying that in a new video.
Earlier this year, Jamie Stangroom sat down with Ahmed Best for what could be described as a slightly depressing interview. In it, the comedian whose career was tanked by appearing in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, made the bold declaration that he'd never return to the Star Wars universe. And he basically blames the franchise for ruining his career. Stangroom is back with yet another interview, and this time, he gets Ahmed to share his feelings about the possibility of Jar Jar being an evil mastermind.
And really, why wouldn't he agree with this assessment. It turns Jar Jar from fool into the most genius alien life form living in this galaxy far, far away. The theory suggests that Jar Jar and Palpatine were working together all along. Ahmed Best claims that here is a lot about this idea that is 'true'. He believes that the Gungun has secret martial arts skills, is force sensitive, and will eventually be revealed as the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars: Episode IX.
We'll all have to wait until 2019 to see if there is any truth to this lofty rumor. While the comedian claims he'll never return in another Star Wars sequel, it sounds like he'd make an exception if he was invited back as a villain. He has this to say about the Evil Jar Jar fan theory.
"What I can say about it is. There's a lot about it that's true. There's some things that are not true. Could Jar Jar have evolved into that? I think the answer is yes. Because of the backlash, and rightly so, Lucasfilm backed off from Jar Jar a lot. But a lot of the influence I put into Jar Jar mirrored a lot of what was already in the Star Wars universe. Was there an official Darth Jar Jar in the works? I cannot answer that question, that's a George Lucas question."
After fans quickly dismissed the character of Jar Jar Binks as one of the worst things to ever happen to the series, director George Lucas decided to cut the Gugan's screen time down in the next movie, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. And he was all but nonexistent in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. But Ahmed Best has revealed a deleted scene from the final movie in the prequel trilogy. And it sounds pretty fascinating. He explains.
"I really liked that scene and it got cut from the movie because Jar Jar was so unpopular (in my opinion), it was just me and Palpatine walking down the runway, talking about the plans to turn the empire into what it had turned out to be. It was a very dark, very personal, quiet scene, but for some reason Palpatine decided to confide in Jar Jar that pretty much he was going to reap havoc. Wherever that scene is, that would really give great credibility to the Darth Jar Jar theory."
There is no proof that this scene exists. But it is kind of crazy, and it helps fuel the fan theory even further. Even if the scene didn't prove Jar Jar was working with Palpatine, it does show how far the goofy Gugan had fallen since first being introduced in 1999. Though, it's possible that the actor is just having fun with those fans who've have made his life a living hell for the past 17 years. You can see for yourself what Darth Jar Jar sounds like in the video below. Pretty cool, right?