I know there have been memes floating around that Jar Jar Binks is really Supreme Leader Snoke or a Sith Lord but the actual answer to what happened to him will be revealed this coming Thursday when ‘Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End’ is released. Chuck Wendig has a lot of important plots to cover in this book from why Jakku was so important, to the birth of Ben Solo, to Norra Wexley and Rae Sloane throwing down, to Palpatine’s final plans finally being revealed.
The most surprising plot that Wendig is wrapping up, though, is the tale of Jar Jar Binks. While we had last seen the Gungan in ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ at Padme’s funeral, it seems that he’s lived throughout the events of Episodes IV-VI back on his home planet of Naboo.
A refugee boy named Mapo encounters a Gungan performing for kids on the streets, clowning around in a fountain twice a day while being studiously avoided by the grown-ups.
“Meesa Jar Jar,” says the clown when Mapo introduces himself.
The clown distracts the orphan from his own sadness by popping his eyes and bulging his cheeks, but is hiding a sadness of his own.
“My no so sure.” The Gungan makes a hmm sound. “Mesa thinks it cause-o Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens. Big mistakens. Der Gunga bosses banished me longo ago. Mesa no been to hom in for-ebbers. And desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire.” He stares into the distance, suggesting he knows more than he’s saying.
While being alive could mean that there is a chance he would show up once more in a Star Wars film, I’m pretty sure that most fans outside of the younger generations when the prequel trilogy was released wouldn’t want to see that happen.
Are you glad to hear that Jar Jar realized what he did or had you been expecting him to carry on the rest of his life not understanding the terrors he was partially responsible for? Share your thoughts below!
‘Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End’ will be available in bookstores in a galaxy far far away on February 21st, 2017!
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