The next Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi will have one of the most thrilling reunions in the galaxy far, far away, as Ewan McGregor’s Kenobi will battle Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader, but if it were up to McGregor, he’d want to rejoin with another prequel character for an adventure with Jar Jar Binks.
Given the legacy that Binks’ character left behind, this may not appear to be the most probable reunion for fans, but McGregor clearly liked working with actor Ahmed Best on the trilogy movie.
Best made his first comeback to Star Wars since the prequels for the competitive series Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.
“I’d like to meet Jar Jar again,” McGregor shared with Vanity Fair about characters he’d want to meet. “I loved working with Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks. Maybe we can bring him back.”
When Binks debuted in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, he was designed to appeal to the film’s younger audiences, and while he seemingly accomplished his job, the viewers who were kids when the first films came out were old enough to be immune to his charms, as Jar Jar earned the brunt of the backlash against the films. Subsequent entries in the prequel trilogy saw Jar Jar’s role be reduced, to the point of having almost no dialogue in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.