Ahmed Best recently commented on the rumor that Jar Jar Binks might be making a return to the Star Wars universe in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
A Star Wars story centered on Obi-Wan Kenobi was originally going to be a film, but it was announced at last year’s D23 that it will now be taking the form of a Disney Plus series. Not much is known about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, other than it following the Jedi master during his time on Tatooine watching over Luke. The series is currently being re-written by Joby Harold with filming expected to get underway early next year.
One of the biggest rumors surrounding the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is that it will see the return of Jar Jar Binks. Things could have changed in the development process as the series appears to be going in a new direction. Nonetheless, Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best addressed the rumor in a recent interview with Jamie Stangroom:
“Not as far as I know, no. I haven’t been asked. I just don’t know. To be completely honest I think Jar Jar is something Lucasfilm are trying to move away from, I’m not going to hold my breath for a Jar Jar cameo in Obi-Wan but you know, who knows.”
While Ahmed Best is denying the Jar Jar Binks story, the actor is making a return to the universe for the Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge game show, which will debut on Disney Plus sometime in 2020.
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Directed by Deborah Chow from scripts written by Hossein Amini, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series is just one of three officially announced Star Wars shows for Disney Plus. The Mandalorian debuted on the streaming service this past November with stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
An untitled Rogue One prequel centered on Cassian Andor is also in development with Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk reprising their respective roles. The Americans producer Stephen Schiff serves as showrunner and the series is expected to begin filming this year.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the Star Wars franchise and Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series.