To mangle the quote by somebody or other (Robert Heinlein? David Gerrold?): the Mouse giveth, and the Mouse taketh away. Fickle, fickle Mouse. Via Slashfilm:
Looks like Ewan McGregor‘s Obi-Wan Kenobi will be encountering a familiar face in his upcoming Disney+ series. A new rumor claims that Jar Jar Binks, perhaps the most hated character from George Lucas’s Star Wars prequels, is going to appear in the new show – and this time, Jar Jar will have a beard.
This rumor comes from Making Star Wars, a site which generally has a very solid track record when it comes to breaking Star Wars scoops. But take this with a huge grain of salt for now – the site points out that filming for the new series has not yet begun, so they themselves are still treating this story as a rumor for the time being.
Let me note one thing: Jar Jar the Sith Lord THAT HE WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO BE would be awesome. And if he’s wearing a beard… well. Wrong franchise, of course. But it would be entertaining if we were given that hint.
PS: Yeah, I know, it’s gonna be nostalgia-bait and stupid. Allow me a moment to dream, though.