The fate of the heavily criticized Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks has been revealed. According to Mashable, new Star Wars novel, Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End, reveals that the Gungan, shunned for his failed political maneuvers, becomes a clown, performing for children on the streets.
In Attack of the Clones, Jar Jar became the interim Galactic Senator, going on to put forth the “war powers act” that in effect hurt the Republic and led to the formation of the Empire.
“Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens,” Jar Jar says to an orphan in Empire’s End, which is canon. “Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire.”
An important note here: “Of course, the scene can also be read as an elaborate trolling, a commentary on older Star Wars fans who went apoplectic over what they saw as Jar Jar’s tone-deaf character,” Mashable reported.
Whatever the case, this seems to confirm that Jar Jar is still alive, so it’s possible–however seemingly unlikely–that he could appear or be referenced in future Star Wars films.
Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End goes on sale this coming Tuesday, February 21.
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