Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best explains why he thinks the Star Wars sequel trilogy go against George Lucas’ intentions for the franchise.
During a recent interview with Jamie Stangroom, Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best explained why he thinks the Star Wars sequel goes against what George Lucas originally intended for the franchise. The actor will soon host the Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge game show for Disney Plus, and the Jar Jar Binks star explained the reason he agreed to do the show was because he always got a great response about the alien from kids. He noted that there “isn’t very much for the kids” in the franchise now.
“One of the reasons I said yes to this show was that kids have always lifted me up. They’ve always given me the feedback and the positivity that I always looked for. When I was Jar Jar, I would always get great responses from kids and I really wanted to, not just continue that, but give back to the kids. I wanted to give them something else, because Star Wars has since skewed older and there isn’t very much for the kids anymore in Star Wars.”
The Jar Jar Binks actor went on to say that there’s plenty of content for older Star Wars fans, but the new installments of the franchise has left kids behind. He explained that George Lucas always wanted to include kids, explaining that the creator realized that if kids were invested in something, they’d be fans for decades. Take a look at Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best discussing George Lucas and the sequel trilogy below.
“It’s very much for the millennials and gen-Xers like myself…so kids are kind of left out of these, and the kids have to go to the animated series in order to get their dose of Star Wars, or they do like Phantom Menace. Phantom Menace is very much a kids movie. The new iterations of Star Wars are not really skewed towards kids, which is not something that George ever really wanted to do. George was always about the kids, and he used to say that if you get the kids, you have fans for the next 20 years; he was very much about kids. This idea that the movies are for adults is a very new thing, to be honest.”
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Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
irected by J. J. Abrams, The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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Source: Jaime Stangroom