Jar-Jar Binks is without a doubt the most loathed character in Star Wars. Apparently, it returns for the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi live-action show in a comic spoof poster by a fan.
Jar-Jar, played by Ahmed Best, was first launched in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Binks was supposed to be a comical sidekick, a figure kids would admire. Alas, not one person was a fan of the character not to mention the very terrible writing and irritating voice. Best also went ahead to get Lucas to do away with him in the prequels.
Jar-Jar Binks Parody Poster?
Designer and a digital artist Olly Gibbs brings into being a funny fan poster. The image displays Jar-Jar making a comeback as a lightsaber-wielding hero in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Crafting a hilarious one-sheet featuring Jar-Jar triumphantly holding aloft a blue lightsaber.
— Olly Gibbs (@OllyGibbs) December 12, 2020
It’s still dubious that Jar-Jar will appear on the show or not. But we can’t completely rule out the possibility as the show will be set just 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and will see the return of prequels actor Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader.
Gibbs’ poster accentuates the humorous facet of the character, presenting him as a heroic figure who might play the lead role. It’s still vague whether fans will hype up the idea of Jar-Jar Binks returning. At this point in Star Wars history, it’s tough to tell where he stands.
Gibbs also previously designed a fake Rogue One poster by supplanting all of the characters with Jar-Jar Binks. He also cracks a joke that he can’t understand why Disney hasn’t chosen to hire with him yet.
— Olly Gibbs (@OllyGibbs) April 1, 2016
The Obi-Wan series is taking place eight years after the 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, where we last see Obi-Wan watching over Luke Skywalker, the secret child of Darth Vader, on Tatooine. So an assumption is made that the show will be set roughly around the time of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a few years before A New Hope.
“It will be interesting to take a character we know in a way and show him… Well, his arc will be quite interesting, I think, dealing with that, the fact that all the Jedi were slaughtered with the end of [Revenge of the Sith]. It’s quite something to get over,” he told Men’s Journal.
The show is presently untitled and does not have a release date. LucasFilm’s Kathleen Kennedy announced, at Disney D23, all scripts are written and filming will begin in 2020 itself.