Ahmed Best Confirms Jar Jar Binks Will Not Be In ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Series

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Star Wars actor Ahmed Best confirms Jar Jar Binks will not appear in Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series despite previous reports of his return.

On Monday, Lucasfilm revealed the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which included some surprises like Kumail Nanjiani and Benny Safdie. The upcoming Disney Plus series will also see the return of several prequel stars like Joel Edgerton as Uncle Owen, Bonnie Piesse as Aunt Beru, and Hayden Christensen back as Darth Vader. Early last year, rumors floated around that Ahmed Best was also going to appear as a bearded Jar Jar Binks in the series.

Obi-Wan Kenobi notably went through some changes since its initial announcement, and Jar Jar Binks might’ve been in earlier versions of the story. Ahmed Best expressed his desire to return as Jar Jar before, but the actor shared on Twitter that he will not appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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The Obi-Wan Kenobi series has been described as a special event series for Disney Plus, and details on the upcoming Star Wars series are being hidden away on Tatooine. Still, we do know the series will feature a rematch between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith and before their final confrontation in A New Hope.

Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.