Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Seemingly Teases A Return As The Clumsy Gungan

Jar Jar Binks was introduced in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, and almost immediately became one of the most loathed characters ever to set foot in the galaxy far, far away.

Some fans have softened on the undeniably irritating CGI character since, but George Lucas clearly took the criticisms on board, as the clumsy Gungan’s screen-time was reduced in Attack of the Clones, and he only had a single scene in Revenge of the Sith.

Binks never appeared in any Star Wars movies of TV shows again, but a comic book did reveal that he ended up a penniless outcast, performing demeaning tasks on the streets.

Ahmed Best provided the voice and motion-capture performance for Jar Jar, and the actor has now prompted speculation that he might be set to reprise the role with a new social media post.


The “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in” Godfather Part III quote would seem to indicate that is indeed revisiting his most famous/infamous role, but in addition to #StarWars and #JarJarBinks, there’s also an #Activision hashtag.

This has led to assumptions that he’s actually working on something for Call of Duty, which has introduced skins for various pop culture characters in the past.

Here’s what Best had to say about Binks’ fate in a 2017 interview.

“It’s a very somber, very dark eventuality for Jar Jar, I quite liked it actually! It was really dramatic and I think a good idea to kind of sum up. I always complained to George when I realized that Sith was pretty much not going to have Jar Jar in it and they were moving very very far from me, I always complained to George that I didn’t get a good death! I wanted to really be just hacked to pieces in some kind of way… and George wouldn’t do it.

The interesting thing I think about Jar Jar is that everybody keeps looking for an explanation for him, which is human nature, a big part of my book will talk about this. I like all of these theories that try to explain the reasoning for Jar Jar, we talked about the Darth Jar Jar thing before, this one where he comes this tragic character where he realizes he’s been manipulated and loses his mind. I think it’s cool, I think it’s interesting.”

Best got the chance to return to Star Wars as a different character, Jedi Master Kelleran Beq, in the third season of The Mandalorian.